For a large portion of my career, I’ve served as a hiring manager. In that role, I’ve reviewed an estimated five thousand resumes, perhaps more.
I’ve hired sales people, tech experts, managers, marketing people and editors. While my experience may not be as extensive as some long-time HR professionals, odds are pretty good that I’ve seen many more resumes than the average guy.
Today, I’m sharing my thoughts on how to build a successful resume. My tips cover 20 recommendations, broken down across three categories: design, audience and other stuff (including a few pet peeves):