Your resume is designed with one purpose, to get you a job
interview. A resume that is not easily scannable (automated and manual) often will not
result in a job interview. Good resume writing will highlight professional accomplishments,
not give a job description.
Your success should be measurable, typically with #s and $.
While the use of related industry buzzwords is important on your resume, words without numbers or measurements do not tell enough. e. it is nice to know that a design candidate knows Synopsys; but has he applied it towards his design work or did he just learn it in school?
Remember, there is no such thing as a 'BEST' or 'PERFECT' resume. Your resume should be updated continuosly and highlight only the key areas necessary for the position you want. INCLUDE BUZZWORDS FROM THE JOB DESCRIPTION ON YOUR RESUME.
Test your resume. Have someone who can be objective review your resume. Be advised, it is hard for boyfriends, girlfriends, mothers, etc. to be objective.
Only include relevant info that the recruiter will be looking for. If you worked at McDonalds's in high school, will it really help you get that job as a software developer?
It can't be said enough, highlight your ACCOMPLISHMENTS.
You can refer to this page in the future for more tips on how
to write a good resume. Over 95% of the resumes I have helped professionals
write resulted in a job interview. E-mail me with any questions on resume writing.
Remember, a good resume will only get you the interview. You still need to have
experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities to get beyond an interview and get
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