Tips from America’s Workplace Guru, Stephen Viscusi
1. Don’t try to overdesign your resume or use fancy paper.
2. It doesn’t matter how many pages your resume is, just stick to the facts.
3. Never include a photo on your resume. That’s one of things Holly did right on the resume I looked over.
4. Remove your middle initial. Unless you’re Sarah Jessica Parker or Mary J. Blige, never put your middle name on a resume; it looks contrived and pretentious.
5. Each resume should have an objective that is tailored to the job you are applying for. The rule of thumb for the objective section is to keep it short, under 140 characters, just like Twitter.
6. Under each company that you’ve worked at, include their website. It allows the employer to get a picture of who you are.
7. Never say that references are available upon request unless you work in a domestic field.
8. Don’t put your education towards the top unless you are out of college 3 years or less. After 3 years, your education should be kept at the bottom.