Resume Tips

  • After Education, you can include various seminars, classes and workshops that relate to your jobs. For example, Brian Harris workshop on category management, Wal-Mart retail link training etc.
  • You can also list additional awards after education that were not included within the resume.
  • Never have a resume that is only 1 and a third pages, make it one or two pages and format it to use the full page if possible.
  • Update your resume as you approach completion of each assignment.
  • Use "bullet" format where appropriate for accomplishments.
  • Use conventional English. Stay away from multi-syllable words when a one- or two-syllable word is clearer.
  • Use short paragraphs -- preferably no longer than five lines.
  • Make sure the resume and the cover letter are error free. Proofread and have others proofread for you, too.
  • Rewrite a resume for a specific position with a specific company. It's extra work but may very well pay off.
  • Include your significant contributions at each one of your jobs.
  • Allow the most space for the positions that are most relevant.
  • Summarize the technologies (hardware, software, databases, operating environments, etc.) you are familiar with where appropriate.
  • List your activities with professional, trade and civic associations -- but only if they are appropriate.
  • Keep a permanent file of your achievements, no matter how inconsequential they may appear to be. This is the basis for a good resume.
  • Give each of your references a copy of your resume.
  • Re-read your resume before every interview -- chances are the interviewer just did!