Critique Your Resume: Checklist
1. Overall appearance . . .
______makes an immediate favorable impression
______is easy to read
2. Contact information . . .
______is clearly presented at the top
______includes address information
______includes email and telephone data
3. Objective . . .
______stated clearly and conveys purpose
______emphasizes strongest qualifications which are likely to match employers' needs
______reasonably short (1-2 lines)
4. Organization . . .
______strongest qualifications presented immediately after the objective
______key points stand out
______consistent format utilized
5. Content . . .
______supports and substantiates the objective
______stresses skills, accomplishments and results rather than duties and responsibilities
6. Language . . .
______expressed in concise manner
______uses action verbs to begin phrases
______has short action-oriented phrases instead of full sentences
______free from grammatical, spelling and punctuation errors
7. Length . . .
______brief - typically one page