A resume is a targeted personal marketing document that summarizes your education and experiences to highlight your qualifications as they relate to the job (part or full-time jobs, internships, leadership positions, scholarships ) you are seeking. It is also a way to obtain an interview.
- Sales Zone: The top two thirds of a resume is where the most relevant information should appear.
- Reinforce Zone: The bottom third of the page is where you provide supporting evidence. Don’t bury information in this section that is required for the job for which you are applying.
Design and layout matter. Do not use templates as they make you look the same as other candidates, and they can be difficult to personalize. Highlight skills in bullet form rather than burying them within the phrase and keep headers to the left as well as the reader will scan top to bottom and left to right. Recruiters may spend as little as six seconds on an initial review of your resume. The following tips will help make your resume as easy to read and as effective as possible.