Well, the number one mistake everybody makes is they put too much information in their Resume. And 99% of employers and recruiters never finish reading most resumes because they're too long.
So, it needs to be concise, factual and hard hitting. A resume needs to tell me, the employer or the recruiter, why I should interview this person and why I'm keen to hire them.
So it needs to target itself to me and the job that you're applying for and particularly the organisation you're looking to join. So, it needs to have those key little points in it that make me want to buy.
So if I'm motivated by an organisation that's got a big vision, an open plan, and IT, then I need to see in that resume, someone who's happy to work in a team environment, I need to see someone who really passionately loves IT, not just at work, but in other parts of their life. So I need to see buying signals.
And the other real key thing I need is a set of dot-points giving me what your strengths are, and what other people have said about things you've achieved in your work life, OK.
Testimonials are really important. And I know that you could write whatever you want, but a good employer or recruiter will ring up and check those testimonials. So, just the key things about who you are, what your strengths are and what you're looking for in life.
Honesty is an incredibly powerful tool when you're looking for work and you should use it.