Secrets of the Job Hunt


Friday, February 16, 2007

Keep Your Resume Simple

When describing yourself in a résumé, there are certain guidelines to follow that will help the reader understand your experience and skills. Adhering to these guidelines is in your best interest since this is where many people make mistakes when writing their own résumé. The overall effect of your résumé's content should persuade the employer that you are a candidate of great value.

But before you write anything on your résumé, I do want you to remember one simple résumé rule:

Simplicity is key – less is more.

I have heard this time and time again from HR executives and hiring managers. They are very busy people, and the less they have to read to find out how you can help them, the better. This means using lots of white space and concise bulleted statements that get right to the point.

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