Every few months it is our practice to
bring up resumes.
Two links to view containing helpful
hints, concerns and discussion are 1 and 2 .
As we all recognize, technical skills alone will not
be enough to get the job. However, it can
get you “in the door” and the first glimpse
revealing your technical skills is your resume.
1. Please consider the musts and wants of
the position for which you are applying, . Using
terms used in the job description and field, relate
how you specifically match in brief statements.
(Objective, Highlights, accomplishment statements
in Experience section. Thus early in your resume!)
2. Be brief and focus your information. All too
often, resumes contain inconsequential information
that has little relevance for the reviewer. It is
critical to be accurate but not overly precise (TMI:
[too much information] months included in dates,
multiple phone numbers, bolding or
underlining your name in publications,
3. Reveal the critical skills you have via accomplishment
statements. There is also a place in the Affiliations and
Honors and Awards to point out Leadership skills
and accomplishments working on teams.
4. Except for those with managerial experience,
it is less valuable to cite areas of responsibility.
For ACS members, consider first using the
career consultants program to help create and
review your resume, before considering a
recruiter. Recruiters can often be helpful,
but they don’t specifically work for you, they
work for the client company.