Spelling and Format are Top Priority
When filling out an application, the quickest way to get noticed in the wrong way is to misspell a word or fill out a section incorrectly. The same applies to applications and ensuring that everything is spelled right and is in an easy to understand format. There are many templates you can use in Microsoft Word or available online, but the basic elements of an effective resume should consist of:
- Name and Contact Information
- Professional Experience
Resumes aren’t Always a One Size Fits All
There are many things that could be included in a resume, but an effective one should target the skills and qualifications in the job posting. Think about the skills and experiences that would help demonstrate you would be effective in the position. Reviewing the posting for responsibilities and tasks for the position can help determine what things you may want to include.
When recruiters post positions, they often get many replies for the post. Due to the number of responses they have to review there is a short window of time for your resume. To ensure they have the best picture of what you can do in the position try to limit your resume to 1 page. It focuses your image and helps your best experiences stand out.