Your resume should focus on your most recent experiences and highlight the elements that make you the ideal candidate for the role. A classic resume outlining your work history is always popular among recruiters.
- Keep it short: ideally 2 pages
- Make key information stand out: customized CVs are interesting but keep in mind the information should be readily identifiable by recruiters who review hundreds of profiles
- Pay attention to details: avoid typos, incorrect phone numbers, overlapping dates, etc.
- Describe quantifiable accomplishments on your projects
- Use action verbs
- Highlight your academic and continuous education, professional affiliations, technical and language skills
- Simplify your presentation and avoid logos
- Include your community involvement and explain how these projects fit into your career progression
- Use an email address in good taste
- Avoid using special characters, bullets, and columns for your formatting. They may change when the recruiter opens your document
- Do not include pictures or special effects
In short: Your resume is an opportunity to make a good first impression and draw our attention.