Resume writing is a second-cousin to de-clogging the shower drain, cleaning the trash can after the leftovers spilled over, or emptying the vacuum bag of nasty hair and string.
It’s one of those things that we generally dread doing but needs to get done (and can sometimes be a hairy process, pun intended). About a year ago I reviewed 150 resumes in a one-week period for a leadership program. After resuscitating myself, a few consistent gaps became apparent that, if altered, could maximize the impact of a resume.
Aside from this 150-resume-binge, I have sat on numerous search committees and coordinated multiple programs that require resumes as part of the application. In fact, I fancy myself a pretty good judge of quality resumes. From personal experience, I can tell you that, in general, a reviewer will not spend more than 60 seconds reading through an application. So here are seven ways to really make those seconds count:
What other tips have you come across that may be helpful to someone preparing a resume?? List them below in the comments and add value to this article — then list that on your resume!
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