It should fit onto one page without being crowded. A second page should only be used for references.
Resumes usually get 10-20 seconds to make an impression, so don’t write and autobiography. What makes a recruiter slow down and pay more attention? Add numbers.
Use Arial, Verdana, Tahoma or Helvetica font.
At the top: Full name, phone number, email and personal website (you should have one of these by now). Address optional.
Experience should always be in reverse chronological order with your most recent job first. That’s what is seen first.
Be prepared to be grilled on any skills you put on there, so be honest but don’t forget to brag about yourself.
If your GPA isn’t 3.8 or above, leave it off altogether.
If you don’t have someone proofread your resume, you don’t deserve your dream job (sorry!)
Research the job or internship and add as many words from that description onto your resume as possible. It’s called targeting. I pursued and received my dream internship and job, so I’d like to think I know a little about what I’m saying.
Things to leave off: Salary requirements, religious affiliations, personal social media accounts (excluding LinkedIn), birthday/age, marital status, photo/headshot.
If you are going to make a “creative” resume: Beware. It has to be executed flawlessly and still needs to be able to be read in less than 15 seconds. Never use a dark background, most resumes get screened with software before a recruiter sees it, so don’t risk it.
What resume tips do you have? What about things people should NEVER do on their resume? I would love to hear from some recruiters out there!