I’ve recently updated my resume.
It had been several years since I put a significant amount of thought into it.
I decided that it would be wise to solicit some help. I met with a mentor I had been paired with through the DC ad club’s career catalyst program two years ago. He had some great advice.
- Stick to one page “I have had a lot more jobs than you and my resume is only one page.”
- Keep the most important stuff at the top “Most people will only get about eight lines deep into your resume, don’t bury the most impressive accomplishments in the middle”
- Order skills according to their relevance to the job you are applying for
- Just because it is a resume, doesn’t mean best marketing practices should be thrown out “Use your knowledge as a marketer. Keep it short and simple. Approach it like you would create a email, because that is about as much attention your resume is going to get”.
I took his feedback to heart and have since completed the update. I’d love your feedback, please take a look and let me know your thoughts.