The harsh reality is you can have exceptional skills and experience but a weak resume if it is poorly written. It is crucial to remember when crafting your resume that the point of submitting a resume it to secure an interview. Because many talented people fail to land an interview due to an unimpressive resume, there are things you should do to make your resume better
. Most hiring managers spend an average of 5-10 seconds reading a resume, so it is important to make the most of your space. Be concise, use strong, descriptive language, and try to keep it to a single page. Avoid using industry jargon, a fancy font, or a confusing format. List your skills and experience in bullet points instead of paragraphs. Start each bullet under your work experience section with an action verb. Use numbers, statistics and percentages whenever possible to prove you can achieve measurable results. Keep all information relevant to the position you’re applying to and leave out any personal information about your family, religion, or political affiliation. Focus on selling yourself to a hiring manager by writing about how your past accomplishments have prepared you for success in your future positions.