Resume Writing # 1
Focus your resume on what the potential employer wants to hear. Your resume should be an advertisement addressing the needs of the potential employer, NOT your autobiography. The employer should be thinking "wow, this person has exactly what I am looking for" as they read your resume.
Resume Writing # 2
Make your resume easy to read. A potential employer will spend approximately 20 seconds scanning each of the 50-100 resumes in front of them. An easy-to-read format enables them to read your whole resume rather than a small portion in that 20 seconds.
Resume Writing # 3
Write a resume with substance & depth. Don't summarize, water-down, and oversimplify your job responsibilities and accomplishments. The result is that a potential employer thinks "this person is lazy and doesn't do very much"
Resume Writing # 4
Be bold but honest throughout your resume. An employer will interview only the 3-5 strongest candidates. Modesty will cause you to lose the interview.
Resume Writing # 5
Prioritize the information that the employer seeks and simplify or omit information of minimal interest to the employer. The most significant accomplishments and jobs need to be at the beginning of the resume, not buried further down the page.
Resume Writing # 6
Proofread your resume to eliminate spelling errors, grammatical errors, and formatting inconsistencies. A potential employer will say "a person presenting them self this poorly on paper will likely poorly represent our company."