Resume Writing Guidelines

The following guidelines are a great place to start in drafting your resume:

  • Your resume is a marketing document to convince the reader that you are the best possible person for the position.
  • It must be very easy to skim (or read) and clearly show that you have the skills and experience to do the job.
  • While capturing the depth and breadth of your former positions, it must focus upon your achievements, preferably using quantifiable examples of your achievements.
  • All information provided should be relevant to the reader and your next position (do not feel the need to include information that is irrelevant to the reader or the position).
  • If you are changing careers, it must clearly show that your skills and experiences are easily transferable to the new position.
  • It must show the reader how you will benefit them (not how they will benefit you).
  • It must be honest and accurate.