7 Resume Tips to Help You Land a Job in 2017

Nicole Fallon Taylor

Your resume is likely the first — and possibly only — thing an employer will look at when deciding whether or not to interview you. Smart job seekers know this document has to make a good impression, especially because most hiring managers spend mere seconds assessing a resume. That's why it's important to strike the right balance: You want to put enough information to prove that you're qualified, but you don't want to bore the hiring manager with pages of useless bullet points and details.

If you're looking for a new job or just want to spruce up your existing resume, Business News Daily rounded up some of the best expert resume tips to help you stand out and land that interview.

In recent years, career experts have urged job seekers to do away with the old "objective" statement and instead, include a brief summary or "career snapshot" at the top of their resume.

"With the 'career snapshot' you present a branding statement that briefly explains your unique value as well as your skills and qualifications. This would then be followed by a few bullet points that highlight your experience and your accomplishments," said Tomer Sade, CEO of Wise Data Media Insights. "Whatever you list here should be relevant to the position you're applying to."

"The top third of your resume is prime resume real estate," added Lisa Rangel, an executive resume writer and official LinkedIn moderator at ChameleonResumes.com. "Create a robust summary to capture the hiring manager's eye."

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