A Resume is your best marketing and promotional tool that reflects your career roadmap and achievements and you use it to apply for jobs to get relevant interview calls and helps you to land your dream job.

Here are some smart tips to keep in mind while you create one for yourself

A resume is not just about past jobs and how you performed in it rather a good resume should also highlight your skill set in accordance with your achievements and role and how these skills will help you shape your future roles.

A resume should have a perfect balance between responsibilities handled and on-the-job accomplishments. Clearly, mention your duties as well as your achievements.

Your resume should be at PAR. It should portray you as Problem Solver- Action and Result oriented.

Try presenting your best experiences and accomplishments at the top of your resume (Above the fold).

Be sure your resume is free and clear of typos. You can use good grammar checker software and ask family or friends to proofread it for you and avoid all kind of fancy layouts, fonts, box type look and other special effects.

Include keywords that appear in job descriptions. That way, you will increase your chances of your resume matching available positions and of you being selected for an interview. It will also make your resume more searchable by the search engines and well as job sites and consultants.

What is unique about you? Take a deep look at your history, your skills, your personality and your achievements and make sure that reflects in your resume.

Your resume should showcase your creative and out of the box thinking ability and how it will prove to be an asset for your future employer.

I hope you find these tips helpful in creating an impactful resume …so what you’re waiting for…it’s time to update your resume and be ready for another career leap.