Crafting an effective resume in today’s job market does not have to be complicated and overwhelming.
Although research on what is considered the perfect resume is not consistent and varies from one resume professional to the next, the basic facts are very simple and logical.
Knowing that one employment opportunity may receive well over 100 applicants, it is logical that a screener has limited time and will not read the resume. Most resumes are initially only given a ten-second review.
The first third of your resume must quickly communicate relevant information in a clear and concise format.
The information that you provide me, along with my personal interview with you, will uncover how your relevant skills, experiences, achievements, and personality will support the requirements and character necessary to fulfill the position you are seeking. I do not waste a line or a word on a resume with headings like the following :
PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY, SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS, OBJECTIVE, PROFESSIONAL PROFILE
We need that space to open with a boasting of your offerings!
Your resume needs to immediately provide the reader with solid facts. Words such as the following are too general and found only on template, mass-produced resumes from out-of-touch resume writers. Anyone can use these.
HARD WORKING, TEAM PLAYER, RESULTS-DRIVEN, SKILLED COMMUNICATOR, RELIABLE, etc.