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The primary purpose of your resume is to create enough interest from the employer to invite you in for a job interview. This means your resume should be a well thought-out, detailed summary highlighting the most significant accomplishments, skills, education, training and responsibilities of your career.
Before you ask others to proofread and review your resume (and definitely before you send it out) you should review and critique it yourself using the following considerations:
Does it look good without reading it? Does it make you want to keep looking at it?
Does it look professional? Did it print well-typed and with good margins?
Is it free of any grammar, spelling, or typing errors?
Does the content point to your employment objective?
Does it avoid generalities and focus on important information like experience, projects, accomplishments, etc.?
Has all important information been included?
Has extra, unnecessary information been eliminated?
Is it skill based? How many skills have been listed? Count them.
Have your accomplishments been emphasized?
Are key words and phrases easy to identify?
Do sentences/bullet points begin with action verbs?
Is it a reasonable length, likely one page? Could you tell the same story if it was shorter?
Is it an honest presentation of your best?
How well does it accomplish the purpose of capturing the employer enough to invite you for an interview?
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