How to Improve Your Resume
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This article gives advice on tailoring your resume in order to make it more desirable to hiring managers. There are six pointers that Career Expert Ellen Gordon Reeves says can assist in making your resume stand out when you go to your interview. Resume real estate is valuable, don’t waste it. Have a “skills” section on your resume? Lose it. Create a resume format that works for you! Don’t feel tied to the traditional functional or chronological structure for resumes. “New times call for new forms,” Reeves said. Your goal is to show off your skills to best advantage, period. Avoid the phrase “professional experience.” However you choose to organize your resume, stay away from the section header “Professional Experience.” Instead, choose a more specific header like “Human Resource Experience.” Don’t use self-assessing language. Highlight proper names. “People respond to proper names — they jump out,” Reeves said. “When I scan a resume, I should easily see where you’ve worked.” Pay attention to details. Seemingly small items can count against you in a big way. Pay particular attention to getting these things right. Take all of these things into account while formatting your resume and you will be sure to impress your interviewer.
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