The job market in recent years has made the search a tight-rope balancing act for job seekers and their resumes. Too much information and the recruiter is lost in unimportant information, but too little information and they are left uncertain of your qualifications. Here a few quick tips to help keep your resume balanced.
- Keep your format simple, so recruiters can read it quickly and easily. Use only one font and be consistent in your presentation.
- The “Objective” is no longer the standard. Instead “Summary of Qualifications” is used to introduce employers to your most relevant skills and experience, and how your experience can suit their needs.
- Eliminate unrelated awards, hobbies and interests unless it adds to your qualifications. If it does not help the recruiter see how you fit the company culture, then leave it off your resume.
- Showing accomplishments has replaced the simple lists of tasks for each job/position. The overarching results of your day-to-day tasks demonstrate your effectiveness and improve your employability.
Everyone who has written a resume, know that it can be an arduous task. One way to make it easier, KEEP YOUR RESUME UPDATE… even if you love your job. The best way to do that is to update right after you’re hired, keep a copy of your job description to compare to, and review your resume periodically to add your accomplishments and results. Adding a few details each time is much easier than sitting down a summarizing your career in one day.