7 Tips for Attention-Grabbing Resumes

Craft Your Resume Like a News Story to Get Attention

1. Keep It Simple

Over the years I have found resumes to be either too thin (think a new college grad with little job experience) or too heavy.

Thinking about the too-heavy resume, some job seekers believe they need to throw everything they have ever done into the mix. Nothing could be further from the truth. A resume needs to be on point and present only that information necessary to get you the phone call. Remember, the hiring manager is likely making a decision in that 3- to 10-second window, so keep it short and highlight your best attributes to maximize your chances.