For those of you that follow this blog, you know that I speak about the resume formatting topic all too often. However, as a recruiting educator, it bears repeating given the impact a resume can have.

In any given day, I receive 30 resumes and I would bet that half of them do not describe clearly what the company did or what the candidate’s function was within the company.  Many people assume hiring authorities know what their company does or expect them to take the time to research it.

Resumes should clearly communicate the following:

What is the company’s function?

What is/was your job role within the company?

How did you practically contribute to the company’s success?

Given time is limited and there are approximately 31 million businesses in the United States alone; a clearly defined company function, job role, and job success rate are key for a recruitable resume.