6 Components of a Top Resume

This week on The DayBreak Blog, we’re sharing some news from the Staffing Industry.

With over 20 years of experience in the recruiting industry, we’ve seen everything when it comes to interviewing, screening and placing candidates at top tier firms and companies. Your resume is not the “be-all, end-all” in the pursuit of a new career opportunity, however, it does represent your first impression with a potential employer or recruiter. So, saying that a resume is important is an understatement.

Gary Burnison, CEO of Korn Ferry, a management consulting firm based out of LA, has also been scouring through resumes, interviewing and hiring for over 20 years. In all his years of experience, there is one resume in particular that has stood out above all the rest for him. This top-tier resume contained the following 6 components that made it memorable for Gary, even after all these years:

  • A strong narrative
  • Well-presented
  • No clichés
  • Highlighted achievements, not just responsibilities
  • It was open and honest
  • It came with a referral

For more details and information on these 6 components of a top resume, click the link below to read the full article!