Guidelines for Critiquing Your Own Resume
While it is always a good idea to get numerous people — career professionals, former bosses and colleagues, mentors, and the like — to review and evaluate your resume, you might want to first consider reviewing and critiquing your resume using this simple table. The most important thing to remember is to be sure you totally understand each criterion — and then be completely honest on how your resume rates. (If you feel you cannot possibly be honest with yourself, then get a professional critique.)
In fact, we suggest reviewing this book and some of the many resume resources available on Quintessential Careers, such as one of our resume tutorials, resume quizzes, or numerous resume samples. Remember the purpose of your resume — to create enough interest from the employer to invite you to a job interview. A resume is a statement of facts (using keywords and action verbs) — that highlights your accomplishments, skills, and education/training.