8. List your current job first. Your first heading should be 2006-Present with your current job description. If you can’t document the last 10 years of work history, the last listing should be the college or university you attended and the degree you received, but leave out the year.
9. Grammar people! Avoid run-on sentences that seem to just go on and on and really are just going to cause the person reading your resume to skim and then immediately delete it, throw it in the trash and not give you a second thought (like this one just did a little). Be succinct. State it clearly.
10. Incorporate your strengths. Ask others what your best traits or strengths are and when you have exhibited them through work or play. Build that into your resume. If you stepped into leadership roles, say so. If you were increasingly given more responsibility, mention that.
11. Volunteer activities. This is one of the most important resume writing tips because it shows that you are well-rounded. Include both work-related gigs, such as “Chaired the company giving campaign for the United Way;” and off-hours volunteer work, like “Volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters.”