There’s lots people far better at aesthetics than I, and acknowledging resume’s can be pretty exotic do know that some work and most don’t. There’s lots of great articles on other blogs that are worthy of referencing, some follow:
I put this one at the top of my list simply because it’s simple and to the point. Face it, you don’t want to waste any time on the fundamental elements so that you can get right to the point of submitting your resume. They’ve consolidated the elements to use and drive home the basics, summarized with the following list, cheat sheet download and graphic (which is widespread on the web):
- Visual Layout and Design
- Contact Information
- Summary Section
- Core Competencies
- Work Experience
- Graphics, Text Boxes, and Tables
Once you understand the basic layout, then you will want to move on to the content. For that you’ll find the website www.FirstSourceTeam.com. You’ll need to register with the site (free) to get to the core of the information and video tutorials. Here you’ll find gobs of information regarding specific information to include, this happens to come from the job description of the job posting you are interested. You’ll be revising every resume creating a custom submission to increase your probability of an interview. Core to this is your personal branding which they are advocates of LinkedIn.
As you go through the process of getting your resume comparison score by the ATS software you’ll find there’s elements of the resume that can add credibility, like measurable accomplishments/metrics. It’s really a matter of working some times and discerning what accomplishments you’ve had. “How to Add Measurable Accomplishments Examples to Your Resume” gives you some ideas of what these are and how to formulate them.
Heed the following advise from Kirsty Bonner, a LinkedIn blogger:
More to come!