Writing a resume should be a simple job. But for many people, it’s the most challenging action they may ever undertake.  

Everyone has their own opinion, yet no one answer is either right or wrong.

Most professionals in our industry use a chronological resume, one which lists projects, employment and education history in order, starting with the most recent experience.  There are many reasons for this, but all the consultants we place, use a chronological resume.

Ignite has enclosed a resume template for you to use as a starting point. Over the years, our Account Managers have found this format brings great success in placing exceptional people.

When writing your resume, consider the following points:

  • Check for spelling and grammatical mistakes
  • Use bullets
  • Use keywords
  • Use more nouns
  • Use action verbs
  • Avoid using the first person, like ‘I’
  • Avoid negatives
  • Use numbers and measurable points
  • No fancy formatting
  • Have someone proof read

While these points alone will not get you hired, it is the best way to highlight your skills in a way a potential employer can easily identify them.