Employer Tips for Writing a Good Resume

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Have you ever been involved in reviewing the resumes of potential candidates for a job?

When you see common mistakes, do you wish you could give some friendly advice to help out job seekers? Here's your chance to finally share with job seekers all of the frustrating mistakes you see on resumes and what people really need to do to grab your attention and get called for an interview!

Please use the form below to submit your tips for job seekers. You can share any thoughts you like, but just to get your creative juices flowing, here are some ideas about the type of information you may want to include:

  • What specific advice would you give to job seekers about good resume writing?
  • What is your biggest frustration when reviewing resumes?
  • What are the most common mistakes you see?
  • What makes a person's resume really stand out from the crowd in a positive way?
  • What mistakes or omissions cause you to eliminate someone as a potential candidate for a job?
  • What is the most common or most damaging mistake people make when writing resumes?

Employers' Advice for Writing a Good Resume

Resume writing advice from employers

Job hunters, have you ever wondered what employers are really thinking when they read your resume?

Here's your chance to find out!

Click the links below to get the inside scoop and see the tips employers have shared about how to create an effective resume that makes a great impression.

Create a Good First Impression 
In our medium sized organization, incoming resumes for all positions are scanned and shortlisted by me (HR Assistant) for further interviewing. I have …

Technical Resume Writing 
I am a technical leader in my organization, reporting to the President of the company. Our company is a multi-national organization with 160 employees …

Resume Ideas and Tips from Hiring Managers 
Hiring managers provide resume ideas and tips for job seekers. Find out exactly what hiring managers are looking for! A Good Resume is Complete and …

What I Look for on a Resume 
As City Councilperson, I have gone through resumes to hire Chief of Police, Fire Chief and City Manager. In my experience of reviewing applications, I …

Human Resources Manager 
As someone who has been on the front lines of hiring for national and local businesses, I can speak to the importance of submitting a clear, focused and …

Social Services and Education Resumes 
I was the director of a social services organization and currently am an education professor. I hired staff for my social service and I have reviewed …

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