Top Ten Tips for Resumes and Cover Letters

by Rebecca Patt, Senior Vice President of Development, Wray Executive Search

  1. Your resume needs to be easy to read at-a-glance. Use bullet points to detail your biggest achievements.
  2. Include all the basic details including your contact info, the companies your worked at and for how long, and what your title and main responsibilities and successes were, and your relevant education.
  3. Focus on quantifiable results, and, if applicable, your experience leading a team.
  4. Summarize the answers to these questions: What kind of revenues and budgets did you manage? How did you move the needle with achieving goals, making money, saving money for your employer? How did you specifically help your company grow and evolve? Who did you manage, and how were you able to develop and promote people on your team?