What do YOU think are the most important rules when constructing a resume?

So in conjunction with the Workin’ Wednesday series I have going on right now, I wanted to write a more in-depth post about what your resume should NOT look like. Your resume is the most important part of you, professionally. It tells people who you are without ever having to meet you in person. Yes, it details your work history, but resumes can also provide insight into your personality, temperament, work habits and even future career goals.

Therefore, you want to be certain your resume is in tip-top shape. But after doing some research, I came to find that a lot of the points I was going to discuss were rejected in the following article, 12 Myths About Writing Your Resume. From my personal experience and what I was told by professors and fellow employers, things such as typos, length and font size always matter when it comes to a resume. So after reading this article, along with a few others, I found myself questioning everything I had ever known. Now, I’m stuck. In that case, I thought I’d ask you all for your opinions. What do you think are the most important rules when constructing a resume? Please feel free to leave your thoughts in the comment section below. Would love to hear what you all think!

Some of the articles I came across:

  1. http://www.forbes.com/sites/jacquelynsmith/2013/04/01/12-myths-about-writing-your-resume/2/
  2. http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/4759-resume-myths-busted.html
  3. http://career-advice.monster.com/resumes-cover-letters/resume-writing-tips/resume_myths_cost_job/article.aspx

Thanks in advance for your input! 🙂

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Hello! My name is Tammie and formally, I’m a graduate from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations, a minor in Spanish and a certificate in technical writing. Informally, I’m an energetic 29-year-old who enjoys to write, give professional advice and explore my creative side.

2 thoughts on “What do YOU think are the most important rules when constructing a resume?

  1. All three articles on resume myths were very helpful. Thank you for sharing. I have bee working since 1995 and recently started looking for a job again. The “rules” have definitely changed. I am so glad I found your blog.

    1. Shelly,

      I’m so glad I could help! I hope all goes well with your job search! Feel free to refer to my “Workin’ Wednesday” series here on my blog if you’d like more in-depth details about how to get a job. Thanks, again!

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