Rick Gillis is an author/speaker/radio and TV host—all with an emphasis on employment and job search. Rick says that job search is no longer about selection. It’s about preventing elimination! Read more...
I see SO many resumes that were obviously written to impress the writer. This is so wrong on countless levels.
Create your resume as if you were a journalist. Your contact information is the masthead of the website or newspaper. The headline is your first sentence, preferably a single line stating exactly the position for which you're applying. Your objective statement is the first paragraph of the article. Notice that when you are reading any article, if the writer does not grab your attention right away you scroll away looking for your next topic of interest. This also applies to recruiters.
Grab their attention at the outset by stating what you are going to do for them and the organization in that all-important first full paragraph.