EFFECTIVE RESUME DEVELOPMENT
- Remember, this is a marketing document!
- List your accomplishments
- Your resume should begin with the present and go backward
- Make sure your name, address, phone number and e-mail address appear on each page
- White or off-white are acceptable standards of paper
- List dates and locations for each position, but group with the same company under one master heading
- Cover education accurately and list specifics for degrees, including dates
- Keep personal information minimal and include at the end
- Presentations or publications could be added as a separate addendum to your resume, if lengthy
- Give a complete, accurate picture of your background
- Be clear and concise
- Reflect significant accomplishments, not just responsibilities
- Be reasonably traditional
- Be accompanied by a direct cover letter addressing a specific opportunity
- Show military service, if applicable
- Include unique or extraordinary experiences ń for example, time spent in other countries, special awards, etc.
- Be shared with friends and mentors for comments and edits
- Be updated annually
Resumes Should Not
- Be limited to just one or two pages
- Include pictures
- Be on colored paper
- Contain typos or grammatical errors
- Be 'cutesy'
- Be photocopied or printed on dot matrix
- Indicate religious affiliations, unless a major factor of your job search
- Leave holes in your personal history
Career Counsel-Avoid “Resume Obsession’
Advance for Healthcare Information Executives, by Betsy S. Hersher, September, 2005.
Career Counsel "Developing a Great Resume" Advance for Healthcare Information Executives, by Betsy S. Hersher, August, 2000.