Use a big headline.
Avoid the fluffy paragraph or keyword stuffing at the top of your resume. Use a headline instead that is short and concise. The rule of threes applies. What three themes do you want the reader to take away from your headline?
Put things where they belong.
Resume readers read rapidly. Don’t annoy the reader (and the decider of your destiny) by making them search for the things they need to know. Chronological is best, name at the top, education towards the end (unless you’ve recently graduated).
Find someone well respected within the organization to pass your resume along internally.
If your resume gets passed to the hiring manager (or HR) from multiple sources, it’s more likely to make an impact.
Eli Howayeck (MBA, Kellogg School of Management), Founder and CEO of Crafted Career Concepts, is passionate about helping motivated people achieve their career, educational, or personal goals and helping businesses, large and small, overcome a variety of challenges facing their business.