What does a great resume look like in 2019?

Lead with the good stuff. The top of your resume should include critical keywords and a quick snapshot of your core strengths, Leavy-Detrick says. Hard skills, tangible attributes that can easily be measured, take precedence here, so highlight them accordingly.

Should you have an objective on your resume?

An objective statement can get the attention of the hiring manager quickly and make it more likely that they’ll read the rest of your application materials. The best time to use an objective statement on your resume is when you are changing into an entirely new career.

What margins should be placed on the top sides and bottom of the resume?

Keep margins on your resume one inch on each side (0.5 inch top and bottom margins and 0.75 side margins is an absolute minimum.) Use your Word and Google Docs documents default margin settings and change them only when necessary. Align the text on your resume to the left (especially headers and bullet points.)

Which resume section will an employer focus on the most?

The “skills” section of a resume is the most important, according to many employers. A candidate that lacks experience should still have the necessary skills, showing a potential for growth. A variety of skills is also important to indicate that a candidate has a number of interests.