It was challenging to sort through the cluttered presentation to find Gary’s skills and accomplishments. The first step is to clean up this résumé! With two fonts, three font sizes, inconsistent tabbing, and many other issues, it is tough to read this document quickly. Overall, this résumé is visually unappealing. Not only does not this affect one’s ability to absorb the message, it gives the impression that Gary is not conscientious or organized. If I were a hiring manager, I might think, “Wow, I would not want Gary to create a presentation or reports for our clients!”
If you review the attached sample, you can see the many examples of ways we can clean up this résumé. After that we can begin to tackle the content, which may involve showing scope of responsibility and quantifiable achievements. Do you recognize some of Gary’s mistakes in your résumé? These are all very easy to correct.
If you would like to read another blog about improving your résumé, click here to read, “Average Résumés Don’t Get Job Interviews.”
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Debra Wheatman, CPRW, CPCC is President of Careers Done Write, a premier career services provider focused on developing highly personalized career roadmaps for senior leaders and executives across all verticals and industries.