A resume is the most important tool in your toolbox to sell yourself, but most people are lazy and do a terrible job of crafting theirs. They use Word templates so their resume looks like everyone else’s, including generic duties and responsibilities, and invariably fly under the radar of a recruiter. Boring resumes simply don’t get noticed. So craft a good one to sell yourself in the best possible way.
Go through your resume with a fine-tooth comb to edit the heck out of it. What helps is understanding how recruiters see your resume. Recruiters typically spend less than six seconds on each resume they review. If you’ve gotten through the black hole and a real person sees your resume, you’re incredibly lucky. Now you need them to be able to understand you and your accomplishments in virtually no time.