Best Practices

The Perfect Resume:  Do you want the perfect resume?  Is there a perfect resume?

Yes, it is possible to have a perfect resume. Unfortunately, there is no set of rules or instructions to write a perfect resume. In fact, it is impossible to create a set of rules for a perfect resume.  Why?

The perfect resume is a resume that makes the perfect sales pitch for you for a specific job to a specific hiring manager. This means that the perfect resume will be different for every combination of candidate, job, and hiring manager.

Resume Best Practices provides data driven advice to improve your resume. We can show you what is typical in your industry so you appear to be credible for your field and provide best practices so you can beat the competition. With this knowledge, you will have an edge over your competition. Your resume will look more like what the hiring manager wants to see.

Resume Benchmarking Survey

We conducted a comprehensive resume benchmarking survey in order to identify best practices that job seekers can use to maximize their chance for success.

The survey included over 3,000 resumes from 12 different careers.

We benchmarked resume length, structure, content and other factors.

Our goal was to identify best practices that job seekers could use to optimize their resumes.

The survey found large variations across career fields. This variation led us to conclude that the best practices need to be specific to the career field. What works in one career might be a mistake in another career.

We will be posting the results of the benchmarking survey along with specific best practice recommendations.