Advice for How to Create a Top Notch Resume

by Jennifer Miller on July 31, 2014

in, Human Resources

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Expert tips for resume writing

Resumes—what to emphasize, words to avoid and how to catch the eye of the person reading your work summary—was the focus of my July HR Answers articles.

First up, it’s advice directly from those who review hundreds of resumes each day: Top Resume Writing Tips from HR Managers and Recruiters. I reached out to the many colleagues I know in the human resources and talent acquisition world and they generously offered these tips to job seekers.

Next, I snagged an interview with Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, a Master Resume Writer. She helps clients craft powerful career stories via their resume. Over the years, she’s noticed common mistakes that people make on their resume and she was kind enough to share them in Avoid These Top Three Resume Mistakes.

Once you have the structure and the words for your resume, you’re ready to create it. Thanks to the internet, you don’t need to look far to create a professional-looking resume. There are a lot of online resume building tools out there, so I created this road map to help you sort through the options: Six Things to Look for in an Online Resume Builder.

So, now you’ve got a top-notch resume and you want to start shopping it around. How can you be sure your resume is the one that the hiring manager notices? Check out How to Write a Resume that Catches the Hiring Manager’s Eye for interesting research on those resumes and cover letters that stand out.

I want to thank the many HR, recruiting, and resume writing professionals who offered their advice for these articles. Their advice will help immensely for those seeking to update this important career document.


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