"Highlight RESULTS. The bottom line is simply answering what in your history shows that you are the one who will make that recruiter look like a hero by finding the one person who will make the decision-maker's life easier."
"Your opening statement should directly imply or state what opportunity you are looking for. If you are a jack-of-all-trades don't expect a recruiter to figure out your career objective. Say it!"
"Today's effective résumés are different than five or even 10 years ago. They're personal marketing documents that brand, package and pre-sell you. At the same time, they are telling a compelling story, are reader-friendly, skimable (written in bullets not paragraphs), focused on accomplishments with metrics and use 'keywords' so you're easily found by recruiters."
"Provide a good chronology of employment. Trying to hide gaps in employment only brings attention to them. Instead, accept reality and have a good explanation. Your honesty and forthrightness will be appreciated."
"You have less than five minutes to catch a recruiter's attention. Quantify your experience wherever possible. Cite numerical figures, such as monetary budgets/funds saved, time periods/efficiency improved, lines of code written/debugged, numbers of machines administered/fixed, etc. which demonstrate progress or accomplishments due directly to your work."
"Although many people are totally capable of writing their own résumé, I would definitely recommend talking to a professional résumé writer to find out what companies are looking for today in your résumé."