I think they say the average job gets over 200 resumes sent to them from qualifying candidates to fill the position. Knowing this, I am trying to figure out the most effect resume format. What is a tried and true format for landing a job?
I think the most effective resume depends on the job itself. If you are applying for something you don't have any general skills for, a reverse chronological resume format would be best. It is generally what most people use when applying for a job and most people get hired using this format.
Yeah, the job does matter. You don’t want to have a professional looking resume for a standard job. They’d likely look at it like a red flag. Just stick to something in the middle. Not too clean and professional but not sloppy either.
What job will you be applying for? If it is entry level, a basic resume is often enough. I think people tend to hire based on skills more than anything so just keep your skills list at the top.
Just fill out all your skills, educational background, and prior work. You can put this in any order but put what is most flattering at the top. If you went to a top 10 university, put that at the top. If you have over 10 years experience working with the same company, put that at the top. You get the idea.
Any format is fine. It matters more that you put on the paper. You don’t want to over or under value yourself and you also don’t want a resume to be so long that it gets passed by.