Free Professional Resume Tips for Father’s Day
For many unemployed American men, Father’s Day can be difficult…to say the least. While logic would say that we all have ups and downs in both business and life, emotions sometimes take over those thoughts on days like these.
Therefore, as a gift to the Father’s who are still looking, here are some resume tips that I would typically charge for and that the most successful resume writers utilize:
Please keep in mind that it is no coincidence that they are based on how the human eye most efficiently reads documents online:
1. Summary on Top – the best resumes that my recruitment firm receives typically come with a summary on the top of the page. Not only is this easy for the reader to see the points that need to be seen, it also allows them to get all the information they need rather than having to dig for it.
Therefore, one can presume that it is not how many pages your resume should be, rather it is how relevant your summary is and it’s location on the document.
2. Bold Keywords – make it as easy to find the relevant words in your resume as humanly possible. Believe it or not, this is not in the form of italics, rather in the form of bolding keywords.
With that being said, what words should you place in bold? In my opinion, try to sparingly bold words that are industry specific. This is especially true if you are a senior to executive level job seeker.
3. Bullet Points – paragraphs can get very tedious to comb through and because of the effort, many HR reps, hiring managers and recruitment firms shy away from reading them.
Now, before you judge everyone for being lazy, think whether it would be more productive to go with what works and increase your odds of getting a job that you deserve or simply trying to go back to the old-school style.
In the End
Since I did this for you, next time your child runs around screaming in a NYC restaurant, kindly tell Jr. to stop ; ). Though, I guess it’s this type of thinking as to why I am not celebrating. I digress. Happy Father’s Day.