Remember, it is a competitive market, your résumé is usually the first point of contact between you and a prospective employer... it is a sales tool. Here are some pointers to help create the winning résumé.
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It is unlikely that you will need more than 3 or 4 pages to effectively sell your skills, education and experience. Any longer and the employer may lose interest! Keep the résumé to the point, sharp and succinct.
Use bullet points rather than lengthy paragraphs. Use action-orientated words and phrases.
The résumé is a professional document and should therefore reflect this. It should be professionally printed and easily readable. Unless you are applying for a 'creative/arty' position, there is no need to spend a fortune on colours, fancy binders etc. It is the content that the employer is looking at.
Tailor the cover letter to suit the role you are applying for, highlighting why they need to consider your application. Once again, short (1 page would usually suffice), precise and to the point.
Résumé Front Page
Career History (most recent position first):
Reason for Leaving: