As mentioned above, the resume should be customized for each job application. It is important to keep the target in mind as it will ensure that the recruiter finds what he/she is looking for in a candidate. The structure of the resume should also direct the reader's attention to the most important and relevant accomplishments and experiences. This means that a lot of importance must be placed in the formatting, ie, fonts, margins, bold type, headings, bullets and a balance between text and whitespace.
The resume should not be boring to the reader. It should include the most upto date industry related terminology and include a variety of action verbs and well structured sentences.
Parts of the ResumeThere are five main parts to a successful job resume:
- Heading and Opening Summary
- Technical and Computer Skills
- Professional Experience and Accomplishments
- Volunteer Work and Professional Affiliations