Your resume is the key document that should highlight your work expertise, education background, accomplishments, and skills. The objective of the resume is to attract interview offers.

The resume should be not be more than two pages unless you want to highlight some of your key technical projects. No one in this world has time to read several pages of the resumes and then decide who is best.

The resume should be a summary of your career and one should be able to understand who you are by glancing 30 seconds. It is not required to have every single work experience. The best way to think is that your resume is a marketing document that highlights the best qualities from your career that makes you a good candidate for the job. Start from your most recent job and your way back. First cover your experience section, present job, education with highest degree first, and mention the trainings and awards.

There is no need to waste your pace with the career statement. The only time you need the career statement is when you are going through huge career transformation. Instead, leverage that space to highlight the key aspects of your career that seems important for the role.

Proof read the resume in detail and ensure that there are spelling mistakes, grammatical mistakes, or formatting issues. You may ask your colleague or family member to help you proof read your resume. It will be a big “NO” if your resume contains spelling mistakes.

Please do not write too much about your soft skills. Instead, you demonstrate the soft skills during the interview process.

Your experience is most important than the education details. Keep the education at the end of the resume. You don’t need to mention the grades and graduation years unless you are a fresh college graduate.

You also should make sure you create a professional email address. Choose a professional email provider like Gmail or Outlook. Use your first name.lastname@emailaddress format so it looks very professional.

Last but not least, make sure you have a cover letter that should go together with the resume. Ensure that you match your cover letter to your resume. Use your cover letter to tell any additional points.