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7 Essential Elements of an Effective Resume

September 21, 2020

There are seven essential elements that today’s employers expect to see when reviewing resumes. Designing your resume around these key sections can prove crucial to getting your application through the initial screening process. These are foundational pieces to all resumes and can always be built upon to give you an edge over other applicants. For more on that, see 5 Tips for Making Your Resume Stand Out. 

1.  Personal Contact Information

This may sound so simple, but you would be amazed at how many people forget to include all of this information. You want hiring managers to know where to find you right? At the top of your resume, you should prominently list your first and last name (and your preferred name if different), and your address, phone number, and email address. Remember to always use a professional email address.

2.  Summary 

The summary section is your opportunity to quickly describe yourself and why you would be a great fit for the position and the company. A strong summary highlights...

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