Mar 18, 2019 - 08:16 PM
You should expect your resume to be treated like a work sample by an employer, which means you need to treat your resume like you are designing the landing page for you. That doesn’t mean that your resume needs to look like a wireframe or an actual webpage. But it does mean you need to apply many of the same principles in presenting yourself to an employer as you would in presenting that employer’s goods online.
Expect the person reading your resume to be as critical as you are when you review others' work, especially regarding attention to detail. Spelling and diction (especially technical terms) need to be precise, accurate and current, all the way down to correct text cases.
Don’t just list your technical skills. Put them in the context of the work you expect to do. Show that you have mastery of those skills, and know how to apply them in different situations. And of course, customize your resume very precisely for the opening, just like you would in building a webpage to funnel in a target customer.
Aug 23, 2018 - 01:32 PM
A good example of an effective resume should begin with your name and contact information. Make this section stand out by increasing font size or bolding your name. Continue reading the sample to determine your best writing practices for the summary statement, skills section, and work experience. For example, the summary statement should consist of three sentences or less and should contain your best information. Pack your skills section full of those internet programming languages and protocols with which you have experience.
Format your work experience section in reverse chronological order. This means starting with your current job and working backwards. Make each listing stand out with a short selection of bullet points, action verbs, and measurable results. As you quantify your accomplishments, hiring personnel recognize your value as an employee. Finally, conclude your resume with your education and credentials, as in the sample.