Let’s talk about the first 1/3 of your resume.
Does it make the reader want to see more?👀
Or does it fall flat?👎
Things like objectives, skills lists, and graphics at the top of your resume don’t bring any WOW factors.
… so what SHOULD you include at the top?
1. Name and contact info
2. Executive summary – not an objective or overview; show them your value
3. Core competencies – keep it brief (you don’t want it to look like a keyword graveyard!)
4. Notable highlights – those really awesome tidbits of info/metrics; prove your value
5. Experience – save your education for later; further your display of expertise
Is this the “secret recipe” to resume success? No (there isn’t one)!
BUT it is a great way to capture your readers’ attention and show off all of your awesome skills! Try it out and see for yourself 😉