Resume Tip #12: Your resume should be well structured

You can think of a resume as an ad for yourself. In order to get your message through, your ad has to be understood by others. By organizing your resume well, you’re showing structured information that’s easy to grasp within first sight.

Resume Tip #12: Your resume should be well structured.

What you need to do:

  1. Define the main sections that closely represent you (don’t use sub-headers);
  2. Be sure to include your work experience, honors, publications, activities, education and skills;
  3. Try to move up (i.e. prioritize) sections that you feel that are more important than others. For example, if you went to a really good university, make sure it’s the first thing a recruiter sees on your resume.

You may wish to combine several of these sections together when you realize that some are poorer in content than others. Recruiters are mainly looking at what makes you special and unique; thus, competitions and skills play a crucial role in building an opinion.

Paul, co-founder of StartupSort

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