Keep in mind that your resume has to go through a screening process which you must pass before getting you to an interview. It is therefore important that the resume design must be professional and appealing to the reader.
- The resume must be concise. If possible, try to confine the length to preferably 2 pages.
- Organize the information in different sections under appropriate headings and place them in the best order to highlight the applicant’s strongest credentials.
- Key selling points should be eye-catching and put in the first page.
- Place more focus on emphasizing the qualifications, experience, skills, training, and accomplishments that are relevant match to the listed requirements for the job position you apply for.
- Avoid long description of the job duties to include every minor detail. Briefly highlight the scope of responsibilities and major accomplishments, if any, for each position.
- Arrange work history in reverse chronological order (i.e. start with the most recent employment).
- Avoid handwritten resume and use plain language.
- No need to include reason for leaving previous employment in the resume. That will be discussed during the interview.
- Avoid mentioning hobbies and personal interests.