Most Recruiters will spend less than a minute reviewing a resume, so how do you make the cut in such a short time? Follow these tips to get your resume noticed and land the interview.

  • Stick to ONE page. Rule of thumb is that a resume should only flow to a second page after 10+ years of work experience, so keep it concise.
  • Make sure to have your contact information clearly indicated.
  • Make sure information is clearly labeled and easy to read. It should take no more than a second or two for a recruiter to see where you went to school and what your latest job was.
  • Make sure your work history is in reverse chronological order starting with your current or most recent position.
  • Quantify any achievements you have. If you taught a class, state how many students. If you managed a team, how many people did you manage?
  • You may include an objective at the top, but make sure this objective is tailored to the specific job you are applying for.
  • Have it reviewed by another person and more than once for grammar, spelling, and overall effectiveness. Have a career adviser review it by setting up an appointment on UIC Careers.