Get this, your resume is not a job ad. You are not to list all the requirements to perform the job. (Employers already know what this entails). Your resume is a candidate promotional tool and you are to tell…what YOU did with the opportunities under the given job title—not that you DID actually fulfill the job title (that is the least expected of you).
Does your resume resemble a check list, to-do list, a laundry list? Have you desperately tried to convince your prospective employers of your qualifications by including everything but the kitchen sink in your resume? Well, please don’t. (Seriously. Don’t) Believe me, HR knows what a job description is; they have seen thousands of resumes. While the HR/hiring authority’s goal is to screen resumes and identify qualified candidates, the person doing the screening, well, is a person—and, no one enjoys being bored to death, especially not by sifting through long-winded resumes that regurgitate all-too-familiar job descriptions.
But the reality is that when you set out to prepare a favorable candidacy via your resume you will use discernment and scrutinize your resume line-by-line, outweighing, repositioning, questioning, and editing so you influence and gain an interview.
the best steps a job seeker can take before hiring a resume writer is to research and interview the resume writer: