Think of your resume as a story of your professional life. What previous positions, experiences, skills, and education have brought you to the point of applying for that job? This is why your resume gets a little crowded. You need to focus on the key factors that make you qualified for the job and sets you apart. Think of your potential boss. If you were in their position, what would you look for in a resume?
Believe it or not, the most important thing is FORMAT! Employers look at more than 100 resumes a day with a very similar format. Making your resume different can attract more attention. The key is to make them want to read your entire resume. I have seen some resumes as infographics, completely virtual presentations, and videos. Some people like others more than others. I always suggest providing two different options for an employer to choose from.
Here is an example of a unique, but clean format for a resume. It’s easy to read, and it stands out from the usual resume.
It’s very important to keep updating and changing your resume. Keep track of your accomplishments, job descriptions, and skills on a word document. Change the look of your resume at least once a year. Make it fresh! Take a look at my last resume and my new resume. It’s updated with a fresh and new format! Also, I included my favorite color red and one of my favorite fonts.