Essential things to consider when creating a resume include good formatting, identifying accomplishments, catering the resume for the industry and replacing the objectives with a career summary, states the American Society of Medical Engineers. Including as many keywords as possible and avoiding cliches are also valuable tips.
Starting the resume with a punch is a sure way to attract the attention of the employer, notes HCareers. Job seekers should avoid unsubstantiated claims on a resume, as well as irrelevant jobs or experiences. The general rule for size is two pages, but one page works well in some cases. Making the resume visually readable is also important.