4 Resume Writing Tips \\\\\\\\\\

Did you know a recruiter only reviews a resume for 10-15 seconds? The key to catching a recruiter’s eye is to present a well-organized resume that stands out from the other submissions.

The recruiting team at Ethos Group has four tips that will help you craft a professional resume so you can receive a positive response from recruiters. These tips will help you put your best foot forward for your first impression.


Submit a Universally Accepted Document

  • Use easy to open formats (Adobe PDF, Microsoft Word document, etc.)

Keep it Clean and Concise

  • Select easy to read fonts
    • Unless you're seeking something in advertising or graphic design, it’s best to leave behind artistic fonts, colors, and pictures.
  • Make sure contact information can be found easily
    • Don't forget your phone number!
  • Be consistent with formatting throughout the document
  • Double check your spelling

One Page is Always Preferred 

  • Make it easy for recruiters to learn about you on one page or they may move on to the next resume
  • Place the most important information at the top
  • Tailor the page to contain key words relevant to the industry or job you are seeking

Include Key Points of Information

  • Degree(s) - if applicable
  • Employment history – Start with current/most recent position at top
  • What makes you stand out?
    • Leadership roles
    • Awards/accomplishments


By following these tips, employers are more likely to spend time reviewing your resume because you passed the first “test” in the selection process. As a result, your chances of being selected will increase!

Now that you have a professional resume that appeals to the eye, check out our available positions to find your fit at Ethos Group.


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