Burn your old resume
Inspired by the Tedtalk video of Kerry Twigg and my experience in building a resume that gives you more attraction from Talent Acquisition.
What are your common mistakes?
Sorting: In the experience, you often sort the timeline from the beginning of your career to your current work. What's the most important in your experience to show up for the Employer first?
Responsibility instead of achievement: What do you think when you read a resume that is the same as the Job Description? I see lots of resumes trying to match their experience with the JD, but they cannot point out how you are good at your role in a company.
Template: A resume is like a small house and you need to decorate it within a small space. The common mistake is you're using a template with many empty spaces and unnecessary sections such as your hobbies, your favorite music or movies, or a decoration icon.
Rating stars: How can you explain the baseline for your 5-star rating per skills?
It's time to burn your old and rebuild a new one
Above the fold: In the SEO, above the fold content is the part of a web page shown before scrolling. So with the resume, it is the content that shows on the first page without scrolling. This part is quite important for you to attract the Talent Acquisition to be able to read through your resume. Try to bring your best above the fold.
First face and vedette: This is the term in Catwalk model to bring the best models in the first and last order to attract the viewer. In your resume, you should consider sorting the latest experience as a first look and your Certificates / Master degree in the last section.
Achievements: In your experience, you should add your achievements to highlight what you've learned in a company. It's hard to think, but let's take it easy by thinking the example: You delivered 5 Epics within a year based on the specific resources/knowledge.
Your resume is not used for one time. You should take care of it as it represents your career lifetime and how great you are before joining the interview.
Feel free to join some learning community to peer review your resume. It's important to put yourself as a reader and learn from other mistakes.