7 Tips for Attention-Grabbing Resumes

Craft Your Resume Like a News Story to Get Attention

2. Accentuate the Highlights

A lot of people make the mistake of posting their education and other such information at the beginning of their resume. This may be useful as a technique for new grads, but as Jack Canfield said in The Success Principles, "The world doesn’t pay you for what you know; it pays you for what you do." 

The section I’m calling "Highlights" will include educational achievements and any other relevant and/or significant honors or awards you think will make you that much more desirable to the company. Things such as specific industry-related notice and certifications certainly fit the bill. Coaching your son’s soccer team has no place here.