Your resume has one job: To persuade the reader that you’re a candidate worth interviewing
What do these resume rules signifies?
Summarize your unique value:
A resume should always begin with a Summary (or, in case you’re a student, new graduate, or career changer, an Objective). Use this space to tell employers your identity and how your skills and qualifications meet their needs.
Once you’ve crafted a solid message that summarizes your value, you can utilize it as the basis for your response to each hiring manager’s most loved line: “Tell me about yourself.”
Communicate with Confidence:
Tell the potential manager what you’ve achieved in your current and past role to show how you made a difference. This is not a space to be modest or humble or to assume the employer will read between the lines.
Watch Your Language:
Try not to begin your sentences with I or We or Our. In fact, don’t use full sentences. Bulleted statements that begin with strong action verbs typically have the most impact.
Key in on Keywords: Here’s a dreadful truth:
Resumes, most of the time, are not in any case read. Mostly, they’re scanned (either by a machine or by someone who is not the hiring manager). What they’re filtering for are keywords or expressions that match their hiring criteria.
Not certain what keywords to put in your resume? Always read the job description for a position that interests you, and in addition descriptions for similar jobs. At that point read your target companies’ sites. Certain words and expressions will come up again and again – those are keywords. Work them into your resume to make it simple for the scanner to spot what’s important.
Keep it Concise:
The old rule about resumes failing to exceed one page is not necessarily genuine anymore. If you can fit it all comfortably on one page, that’s ideal. Be that as it may, after you’ve been in the working world for awhile, your resume will most likely need a second page. A third page (or more) is never a good thing.
The new “rule” is that two pages are fine, as long as everything on the resume is relevant to the job you’re chasing, and adds value. Leave out jobs from more than about 10 or 15 years back, unless despite everything they have direct pertinence to your current career path.
With these rules, you’re in route to crafting an effective, interview-worthy resume!