A LinkedIn participant asked the group to identify what information was most important on a resume. All of the professional resume writers and hiring managers who responded agreed that contact information topped the list: name, phone number and email address.
The next most important items were to show how your experience matches the job requirements and how your accomplishments make you stand out from the rest of the crowd.
To that all-important list, I would add three more items:
- Proofread carefully. If you make a change, check the entire resume again. Your change may contradict a statement earlier or later in the resume. It may force a line over to the next page or make formatting disappear.
- Create the resume in two formats. You need a format that is ATS friendly for online submissions and a more styled format for networking.
- Remove irrelevant information. Remember, your resume is not your life story.
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