Display Your Gifts – Not the Fancy Package, Keep your resume simple, clean, and focused
Forget fancy graphics, colors and fonts. A simple format with the right content will move you into the first round with a recruiter or hiring executive. Most importantly:
- Remember that your resume will likely be processed with an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) – the human at the other end will look at this output first. Ensure that your resume is easy to decipher.
- One-page resumes are not reasonable for established professionals. You may need two pages to adequately convey your background and experience.
- Don’t try to cram more words into less space – edit and then edit again.
- Key words and phrases are essential for the machine that will be scanning your resume.