To make a great impression, focus on the top portion of your resume. Recruiters and hiring managers are busy folk so show how great you are and make their job easier by keeping these 4 tips for the top in mind before submitting your resume.
1. Executive summary. Executive summaries can be very difficult to write; it’s not easy to summarize your career goals, winning personality, and culture fit in 1-2 sentences. But particularly for IT consultants, who may have a long list of experience, the summary is essential for helping you stand out and making it clear to those reviewing your resume where your experience lies. Be specific. Are you a developer with 8 years of experience in financial services? Include that in your summary. Make sure that this statement conveys a clear message about who you are and is tailored for the role.