Resume writing stumps many people, typically in part to overthinking. We worked with our tenured recruiter team to create a guideline to make resume writing easier and less stressful.
- Using easy-to-read font such as Times New Roman, Arial, or Calibre in a 12 point size is important.
- Ensure your margins are neat and spacing consistent.
- Try to keep your resume to a max of 3 pages. If you exceed this, then summarize the most irrelevant and oldest jobs in your career.
- Always include your full name, address, email, and phone number.
- Never include your gender, marriage status, SSN, DOB, salary ranges, or references.
- List your jobs in reverse chronological order (newest first)
- If you have held several jobs at one company, make sure it is clear that you haven’t job hopped for each promotion you’ve received.
- For your experience, list the company you worked for, the dates you were employed, then begin listing your achievements and responsibilities.
- Quantifying your achievements is clutch. People want to know what you were tasked to do, how you managed to complete the task, and the result.
- Summarize your skills in their very own section. This section showcases your abilities, your strengths, your uniqueness. These skills should all be job-related and specific.
- Include your education and any up-to-date certifications that you have earned.
- You do not need to list your high school education on your resume or list your GPA.
- It would be best if you customized your resume for every role you apply to. This should only require a few tweaks, not a complete rewrite of your resume.
- Fabricating experience and skills will not only tarnish your reputation but could result in future job loss.
Resumes are skimmed at first sight. This means you have to create a clear, concise, well-organized resume to keep the reader engaged. Partner with one of Atrilogy’s trusted recruiters today and learn more about how a well-written resume can help you land you the job of your dreams.