Your resume is the first impression you send to a hiring manager. An unprofessional resume – one that is difficult to read, confusing, covered in errors, or unrelated to the job description – will get discarded immediately. Hiring managers often get dozens, even hundreds of applicants for each job, make sure yours stands out from the crowd!
4 TIPS FOR CREATING A PROFESSIONAL RESUME
Keep it Focused. It's important not to include extra information. More isn’t necessarily better. Your resume should focus on skills that qualify you for the job. It will be helpful to leave out anything that won’t help you get the job you want.
Avoid tiny fonts, dense blocks of text, vague or excessive language, and inconsistent formatting. Use a legible font (such as Times New Roman, Arial, or Calibri). Choose a size between 10 and 12.
Select the Best Resume Type. There are several basic types of resumes used to apply for job openings. Depending on your personal circumstances, choose a chronological, functional,
combination, or a targeted resume.
Be Consistent. Professional resumes need to have consistent formatting. For instance, if you use bullet points to describe your responsibilities and achievements at one position, be sure to use bullet points in all other positions as well. Also, make certain that the bullet points are formatted the same way throughout.