Top 10 Resume Writing Tips...

  • Eliminate typos, spelling mistakes and grammatical errors. Ask someone you trust to proof read your CV.
  • Make a good first impression. You have a limited amount of initial interest time, use it wisely.
  • Keep it brief. Few people have time to read a 20-page resume, be efficient with your information. A three to four page resume is often sufficient.
  • Focus your resume on your most recent experience; keep it brief for anything over 10-15 years.
  • Quantify experience and achievements with facts and figures to show how you performed against specific targets, timelines or KPI's.
  • Give the employer a chance to see your written communication skills in terms of being organised, logical and concise
  • Use simple language; do not try to impress employers with elaborate vocabulary.
  • Be honest, nothing turns an interview sour more quickly than the uncovering of exaggeration or the stretching of the truth on resumes.
  • Be balanced, neat and structured. Make it appealing to the eye.
  • This is your opportunity to sell yourself. Emphasise previous wins, promotions and rare skill sets, make yourself very difficult to disregard.