The main purpose of a resume is to secure an interview; it is not a rehash of your job history. A resume functions as a self- advertising tool to potential employers.
And like an advertisement, it is supposed to convey the message to employers that you will be a valuable and beneficial asset to the company.

Hiring managers trawl through hundreds of resumes just to shortlist potential candidates. To avoid being sifted away into the rejection pile, you must ensure your
resume catches their attention in a matter of seconds.

Here are 10 quick tips to help you write an effective resume to score that interview:
 
1. COMMUNICATE WHO YOU ARE AND HOW YOU WANT TO BE PERCEIVED
- This is the underlying foundation of all information in your resume
 
2. SELL IT… DON'T TELL IT
- Selling describes benefits and potential results to the employer
- Telling simply states facts
 
3. USE KEY WORDS
- Every industry has its own vocabulary or jargon. Strategically using some of these words in your resume communicates your knowledge in the field
 
4. USE THE BIG AND SAVE THE LITTLE
- Focus on big accomplishments and experience in your resume
- Save the smaller details for your interview
- This help to keep your resume at a reasonable length and provides interesting information to share in your interview
 
5. MAKE YOUR RESUME "INTERVIEW-ABLE"
- Lead the reader to the information you want them to know about you
- Good organization and content can lead to stimulating conversation
 
6. ELIMINATE CONFUSION WITH STRUCTURE AND CONTEXT
- Make information easy to find with clearly defined headings and sections
- Define the context in which you worked (your job title or position)
 
7. USE FUNCTION TO DEMONSTRATE ACHIEVEMENT
- Refrain from simply listing your responsibilities at former jobs…for an employer, this is boring to read
- Share what functions you were part of and what changes occurred from your involvement
 
8. REMAIN IN THE REALM OF REALITY
- While it is important to highlight the positive, do not create the positive
- Do not push  the bounds of truthfulness
- Be honest about your skills, education and experience
 
9. BE CONFIDENT
-- You are the only individual with your unique combination of experience, education, skills and achievements
 
10. BE ERROR FREE
- Your resume cannot contain a single typo, misspelled word or other error
- Have your resume proofread by multiple people - Career Link staff, friends, family, professors, etc