Résumé Tips

What your résumé SHOULD SAY

  • Your Name
  • Contact information
  • Education
  • Employment (where, when, title & what you did)
  • Practical skills (typing, computer systems, languages spoken)
  • Affiliations, awards & accomplishments (brief)

What your résumé SHOULD NOT DO

  • Tell untruths
  • Be difficult to read or to find information
  • Hide your education, experience or skills
  • Be written in paragraphs talking about your accomplishments
  • Be longer than 2 pages (1 page is preferred especially if you are new to the workforce)

Helpful Hints

  • Re-do your résumé and use the sample provided.
  • Learn the Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Outlook & Power Point.
  • SAP, The Adobe Suite & Quickbooks are very helpful to know as well and could assist you in getting more opportunities to work.
  • Practice your typing skills & phone etiquette.
  • If you interview, don’t talk about your goals and accomplishments. Rather ask the client about what they do and how they do it to show interest in the position so that you can hit the ground running.
  • Do not embellish your résumé. Say what you mean and mean what you say.


  • Executive Temps will present you to our clients in a fashion that is professional, efficient and that will allow you to stand out above the rest.
  • Remember, clients see hundreds of résumés daily; cluttered and extraneous information dulls the eyes of the executive and eventually places the résumé on the bottom of the pile.
  • Be thoughtful about your words, presentation and actions.
  • Once you are before the decision makers, you want to remain in the place of influence and access.  When unsure of what to do, give us a call and we will be happy to assist you.