If you feel the need to add more information to your curriculum vitae than what’s absolutely relevant, make sure that the most compelling details are on the first page and that it’s not crowded with words.
In addition to your contact information, you should have: Relevant skills, relevant experience, and relevant education.
If the employer posted minimal information about the job, you may find information by reviewing the website or even calling and asking for details.
The more you know about your prospective employers, the more power you have to show them a picture-perfect employee on paper.
Excessive and irrelevant information only clutters the page and makes it more difficult to find the skills and information for which your prospective employer is searching.
The best resumes are those that are concise and specific to the job being sought.
Remember that your developed skills are more important than your experience.
While some employers seem to be in the habit of posting as little information as possible, others provide a great deal of valuable information relevant to not only the skills, experience, and education of a desired employee, but also the description, expectations, and demands of the job itself.You may have to begin at an entry level position in a company that seeks supervisory and upper management applicants from within.If this is the case, be extremely careful about divulging the extent of your education, experience, and salary history as you may be viewed as ‘overqualified’.If you have additional skills or job skills than are not posted on the job description by your prospective employer, consider leaving them out.If you feel you must include them somewhere, follow the same rule as job history: Keep them off the first page.