Great tips below provided by Greg Doersching (Leading National Recruiting Trainer):
Before you actually begin to write your resume, there are a few things you need to know and consider as you gather the information required to format a compelling resume. Realize that for any specific opening a hiring manager could easily receive dozens and dozens of resumes.
Your resume is going to be judged on a “first glance” level. Some people like to call it the “10 second rule” which means this – if the reader of your resume doesn’t see a match between your background and the position available in a 10 second glance, odds are your resume is heading toward a trash can and not a hiring manager’s desk. Because of this you have to remember the following rules to increase your odds of passing the 10 second rule.
1. Your resume should be formatted to each specific job for which you are applying.
2. The devil is in the details. Misspellings, formatting, missing information, bad grammar, talking in the first person – any one of these mistakes is likely to be enough of a slip to cause your resume to be discarded.
3. It has to be easy to read and easy to follow.
4. Never assume the reader knows what you’re talking about – don’t use acronyms or insider jargon in your resume.