Your resume is your image. Make sure it presents you in your best light.
A potential employer will usually spend only 10 to 15 seconds to initially look over your resume.
Your resume, your career objective and your cover letter should be tailored to the specific position you are applying to. Try to use words and phrases in your cover letter that appear in the job description.
Any education related to the position you are applying, including any Certificates, Diplomas or University Degrees, should appear before your employment history.
Your resume should be short and to the point. It should be no be more than 2 pages in length unless a CV has been requested. Use proper indentation and bullets for position details.
Make sure that the work history most related to the position desired is on the front page. Anything that is not related should be in very brief and should be pared down in terms of space.
Consider synopsizing wherever possible rather than go into lengthy descriptions and avoid using terminology that is industry specific, or not self-explanatory.
Don’t include work history that goes back more than 10 to 12 years. The last three positions should be sufficient to show your career history.
Computer skills and extra courses can be listed at the end of your resume.
Do not list interests and hobbies, or extracurricular activities, unless they are related to the position.
Make sure you do not have any typographical, formatting or grammatical errors in your resume. In order to ensure, you should have someone else look over the final format before sending. Do not rely on spell check.