If the guy in the next cubicle is writing his résumé in the same style that he’s used since college graduation, he’ll lose. The old curriculum vitae, or block style, format with “Objective” and “Education” listed on top are not appropriate for anyone with more than three years of professional work experience.
Much more effective is a three- to five-line overview of your unique professional strengths. Keep in mind that most employers want to know three key things:
- What can you do for me?
- How can you fill this job effectively?
- Why should I talk to you?
Instead of just listing your work history, focus on listing your skills and abilities with consistency.