Lifehack.org is offering resume tips. Some are good. Some are rotten.
1. No odd fonts.
Don't get creative. Good advice.
2. Certifications, designations & relevant experience.
This guy claims that employers care more about your skills than anything else. So he encourages you to list your skills at the top of the resume.
But, people can claim a skill that they haven't used for a long time. So what's important is their specific, dated, experience.
So list the experience that is relevant to the job at the top of the resume in a summary section. You can also list this in bullet points in the cover letter.
Then list your certifications. If you need a licence for this job you might as well show yours right off the bat to get your resume into the short list.
3. Don't trust automatic spell check.
4. Job Descriptions
This guy says that the hiring manager can look at your title and know what you do. So, all you have to put in the job description are the things you were doing that she wouldn't know from your title. For instance, if you did jobs that normally belong to a higher pay category.
This is silly. The hiring manager isn't going to be the first person to do your job. A recruiter might see it first who has no previous experience working with people like you.
If you don't supply a detailed job description that he can match against the buzz words he's looking for, you're not going to be chosen.
This guy says that employers don’t care about the dates you worked. Well, even if it was true (and it isn't) recruiters care. So take them seriously.
6. Don’t leave big gaps in your timeline.
People want to know why someone who is serious about her career wasn't working. Explain it by listing what you did.