Many of the books at bookstores list all sorts
of interesting things. For instance, consider Gallery
of Best Resumes, by David Noble. How many
distill things down as a chemist would do for
identifying a valuable product?
Resume reviewers often look at style and substance.
Style– chronological (can’t easily hide information),
easy to read (bullets with clear statements
using action verbs)
key information in the “action zone” of the
resume (1st page, middle section)
Substance– most important information the
reviewer needs to see
express strengths and
accomplishments using key words
in the field
include information that will allow your
candidacy to get to the next level–
references, well-written cover letter
Be certain to spell things correctly.