How to Create an Impressive Resume

Start with a Self-Assessment, think about:

  • What are your goals/targets?
  • How can you connect your experience to your goals?
  • Take an inventory of your strengths, skills, and values.

Overall Look

A resume is a snapshot of what you have to offer an organization. It is an individualized document and represents how you are packaging your experience and background to a potential employer. Typically, an employer views a resume for about 15-20 seconds. Consequently, your resume should be attractive, concise, easy to read, and error free.

A resume should have a clean, readable, and easy to follow format and look balanced on the page.

Resumes can be one or two pages. Utilize your formatting to display information on either one or two pages so it is easily readable and the most salient information tops the first page.

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