RESUME CHECKLIST AND CRITIQUE
Take some time away from your resume and then revisit it through the eyes of a prospective employer. Keep in mind that resumes are initially scanned by eye or machine (i.e., to meet resume-search-technology requirements) before they are read thoroughly and you are considered a candidate. Remember that a resume is an advertisement that demonstrates who you are, what you have done, what you do and what you can do.
A few more items to make sure all pertinent information is captured in your resume:
Personal Information: Full Name (re: official name is preferred for legality (IRS), background checks, etc.), home address, telephone number, email address
Experience: Work experience, military experience if relevant, school projects, summer jobs, internships, part-time jobs, relevant hobby experience
Skill Set: Target 3 or 4 skills that are most relevant to your objective supported with accomplishments where possible
Activities: Where relevant to the position sought: Associations, memberships, clubs, professional societies, scholastic honors, church participation, volunteering, sports interests/achievements, special projects, committee assignments
References: Typically provided upon request, but if you have a reason to include them, give both professional and character references, being sure to get permission before submitting anyone’s name as a reference