Have you ever wondered how recruiters decide which resumes to read and which ones to discard? They scan resumes for up to seconds , at most, and in that timeframe, they decide if the resume is relevant or not. They scan for things like your career highlights , qualifications , and specific skills. Look at it as an introduction to your resume. A good resume summary, in a sentence or two, highlights some of your biggest achievements to date, mentions your profession and includes of your top skills. See what we meant by tailoring?
Here’s What a Mid-Level Professional’s Resume Should Look Like
Once upon a time, someone came up with a "rule" that resumes should not exceed one page. No one really knows who came up with the rule, but a great many job-seekers still seem to live in fear of this supposed edict. The fact is that very few "rules" exist today in the world of resume writing.
Keep it short. One page is best. Two are okay; anything longer is likely too much for a prospective employer to plow through. But get everything important in.