Your resume is one of the first things that a potential employer will see so you want to make sure that it makes a dazzling impression. Remember that employers may be looking at hundreds of resumes so small mistakes or oversights may be enough to take you out of the running. We polled experts in the industry to find out what they look for in resumes. They came back with a list of simple tips to help set your resume apart from the pack.
Chloe Brittain is the owner of Opal Transcription Services, an audio transcription company serving businesses and professionals in the U.S. and Canada.
Be consistent with details like capitalization and punctuation. For example, if you include bullet-point lists in your resume, decide whether or not you’ll use a period after each item and keep it consistent the whole way through. Again, if you use title case for subheads in one section of the resume, be consistent with the subheads throughout the rest of the document. “Attention to detail” is a valued skill in many professional roles, and this is the best way to demonstrate that you’ve got it!