- We asked experts from Topresume to make over the resume of a mid-career professional
- The experts top-loaded the resume, made it easier to read, and emphasized the worker’s experience
- You can take tips for your own resume from the changes they made
As an experienced talent acquisition professional, Lewis (not his real name) knew his resume would be held to a higher caliber.
Despite his years of experience in the recruitment field, he says even he needed help pulling the right information together for his resume so he could better highlight his accomplishments and skills.
“I’m great at evaluating candidates’ resumes for work, but when it comes to my own resume, I knew I needed help to tell the right story,” Lewis says.
As part of Business Insider’s resume makeover series with Topresume , we thought we could help.
Dan C., a resume writer with Topresume , who we asked to rewrite Lewis’ resume, made a few key changes overall to Lewis’ resume:
- Top-loaded the resume to highlight key skills, experience, and accomplishments.
- Organized the resume in a way that creates more white space, making it easier for employers to quickly skim and identify the most important information.
- Fleshed out professional summary and areas of expertise sections.
While your resume may look different, these specific pointers from Dan and Amanda Augustine, career-advice expert for Topresume , should help you overhaul your own:
8. Remove months from dates of employment
7. Combine earlier, less-relevant experience into a Career Note
6. Highlight key contributions for each job
5. Remove brief employment between jobs
4. Add most recent work experience
3. Create a key skills section with appropriate keywords
2. Flesh out your professional summary
1. List your LinkedIn profile URL