There are a lot of things you can do to improve your resumé. But here are four BIG things any solid resumé should have, according to an expert:
1. Key achievements. Include the big things you’ve done in your career, or in school. And where there's room, briefly describe the circumstances of how you achieved them.
2. Targeted information that's specific to the job you're applying for. In other words, you might not want to use the exact same resumé all the time. Look for ways to tweak it, depending on the job you're applying for.
3. Brevity. Good resumés are quick and easy to read. So describe what you’re bringing to the table, but don't be long-winded. If the whole thing is so loaded with text you had to bring the font down to fit it all, you might need to dial it back a little.
4. Perfect spelling and grammar. Don’t screw up the easy stuff. It makes you look lazy, and it's one of the easiest ways to get your resumé thrown in the trash.
Now here are three quick things that SHOULDN'T be on your resumé: Anything you copy-and-pasted from the Internet, any major embellishments or lies, and anything that's irrelevant to the job you're applying for.