I want to know which format is the best when you are setting up a resume to land you the most job interviews. I see a lot of mixed information online so I am just trying to figure out what my best approach should be.
I'd say this depends more so on the career or job your are applying for than anything. If it is an entry level position that is considered low-pay or moderate pay, the format and everything doesn't matter so much but if you are applying for a 6 figure position, you are better off having your resume done for your by a professional.
One of the best tips I was ever given was this: “describe your experience using keywords from the job description you are applying to”. When you do this, you are showing more focus on the job itself. So if you resume is more niche selective and not a general resume, focus on the job type you are applying for more.
If you want to get an interview, use a format that will help you stand out more for the position. Depending on the job you are applying for, just take a general outline resume and spice it up.
I have always had success with keeping the resume formatting simple. Give information about yourself and tie it in with a short paragraph about yourself. Maybe 2 or 3 sentences, that is it.
I like to use a resume that is professional but not too professional. You don’t want to overcrowd sections with too much filler or useless information.