While there are many formulas and templates to choose from and plenty of advice online about how to craft the perfect resume, the truth is, your resume is unique to you and should be written as such.
Since there is no one else quite like you, it’s best to avoid resume templates that look similar to every person using MS Word.
How can you assess the quality of your resume on your own? Here are a few questions to get you started.
1️⃣ Is your resume well organized?
* Can readers easily find what they need?
* Is the content organized logically avoiding gaps and anything that might raise a red flag?
* Does the content flow from each section telling a story of progression?
2️⃣ Is your resume customized to the job you want?
Keywords are important, yes. But as important are the skills, attributes, talents, and expertise that will satisfy the requirements of the job and position you well from initial screening to a formal interview, through to salary negotiations.
3️⃣ Is your content prioritized for easy reading?
* Did you order your subheadings well?
* Are your sections used to highlight relevant experience first and subsequent experience later?
4️⃣ Are you getting the results you want?
* Have you defined the results you want to achieve?
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About The Author
Maureen McCann is an award-winning career coach, master resume writer, and master certified interview, employment, and career strategist whose clients include C-level executives, managers, and professionals in all industries including the Canadian banking, oil and gas, healthcare, IT, and government sectors.