This is an extract from the post 56 Resume Tips to Transform Your Job Search that first Jobscan Blog.
Creating a resume for your job search should be easy. Download a template, write up your work and education history, then fire it off to eager potential employers. But once you start, the questions start piling up. Are objective statements still a thing? Do I put the company name or my job title first? Which skills and duties do they care about? How small can I make my fonts and margins to fit everything on a single page? And what’s this I’m hearing about applicant tracking systems?
We’ve got answers– 56 resume tips to guide you through the process.
Every Time: Name, phone number, and email address: With so much else to consider, job seekers sometimes forget to make themselves reachable. Just ask an experienced recruiter.
Ensure that your name is prevalent at the top of your resume, followed closely by a personal phone number and email address. Don’t use your work contact information if you have other options. Read more