What to Put on a Resume

Do you know how long it takes recruiters or potential employers to review resumes before deciding whether to keep looking or reject them? That’s 7.4 seconds. That’s right: less than 10 seconds to decide whether to review your CV or to file it.

This means that you have to think about what you write on your CV and how you present it.Make sure the information they receive during this time is solid. This article will help you figure out how.

To learn more about what to include on your resume, read on.

Contact Information This is the most obvious information.Please make sure you have provided the following information: Your full name Email address (make sure this is correct) Phone number LinkedIn URL (or other professional profile)

There is There’s an ongoing discussion about whether to provide your mailing address, so use your discretion here. If you’re looking to relocate, you can skip it because you don’t want to be ignored for living out of state or in a different city.

Summary or Purpose Paragraph Keep it short and sweet. Describe yourself and your goal.Some professional resume experts call this “personal branding”. It is a statement of who you are and what you are looking for.

You can think of it like a written speech in an elevator. Use the short time you spend with the recruiter to give them a good overview of what you can offer their organization.

Education Depending on your industry, your work history may be listed before your education. It depends on what type of job you are looking for and whether your education or training is more important or whether recruiters are more interested in work experience.

, include information about your high school and any extracurricular activities you may have had.