The Importance of the Top 1/3 of the Resume

Resumés are the employer’s first impression of you. And first impressions count.

Compared to job interviews where you have 5 minutes to make an impression, your resumé gives you only 6 – 10 seconds to make an impression.

How do you create a concise and easy to scan resumé that will ensure success within these 6 seconds?

Crafting a resume online

The key is to craft an impactful first 1/3 of your resume with these essential components:

Personal Biodata

Career Summary

Showcase your Unique Selling Points

Here’s a sample of a resumé with an impactful top 1/3:

Generally, a one-page resumé is feasible if you have less than 10 years of work experience. Jobseekers with over 10 years of work experience or with a technical and engineering background would usually require a concise yet effective resumé

Angeline Chiang, Career Coach, WSG’s Careers Connect

Job hunting can be taxing and you will not be able to control the obstacles you face in job search, but you can choose how you react to them by refining your job search skills.

Have you created a strategic and job search ready resumé? If not, take charge now and polish your resume for your next job application.