How to Write a Resume - An Executive Resume Writers Guide

Here we discuss the basics of how to write a Resume. It's an opinionated subject. If you ask two people their opinions of the perfect resume, you are likely to get two different and subjective responses. However, there are a number of do's, don't's and common mistakes, which most hiring managers would agree on. If you take these into consideration when preparing your resume, you stand a much better chance of securing an interview.

1. Length

Way too long! This is probably the most common mistake people make when prepping their own Resume. We keep Resumes brief, succinct and to the point. Cut out the unnecessary information. Two pages is generally a maximum, however positions with a high number of applicants or those with little experience, one page makes much more sense. Utilize bullet points - make your resume easier to read; keep it short and snappy.

2. Detail

We eliminate what a prospective employer would see as unnecessary detail. Look at each piece of information and ask "Does this add value?" If it doesn't then leave it out. 

3. History

Focus on your recent history and summarize the older information. Only keep the basics of older information. 

4. References

Details of references should not be included on your Resume. You'll have your opportunity to provide references should your application advance. A hiring manager should not be contacting your references at this stage.

Professional Preparation

There really is no substitute for having a professional prepare a resume, often it is all a prospective employer has to judge you on, so creating the right first impression is absolutely vital. Whether you have set your sights on changing jobs, winning promotion, or simply regaining employment, with our evident expertise in this field we are confident that our assistance will maximize your chances of getting the job you deserve.