I am a recent addition to Melinda Holm & Associates, and while I have had lots of experience staring at my own resume, pouring over the resumes of others is new to me. Be that as it may, I have learned one thing very quickly, now that I am on the “other side of the aisle” so to speak. Resume brevity is key.

Keep that resume short — succinct and to the point. Do not make it too “wordy”. Do list accomplishments (increased sales, market share, etc). List your clients that you have worked on, and the mediums you have used – direct, interactive, TV, radio, print, promotions, etc. It is a bad sign when my eyes glass over and I can’t remember the beginning of the resume by the time I get to the end. As we have said in previous blogs, take advantage of using a recruiter, career counselor, or resume writing service. These people can help to position you effectively.

In the interest of putting my money where my mouth is, I’m going to keep this blog short. Besides, I have work to do. I have some bullet points in my own resume that are crying out to be deleted!

Check out our other resume tips!