First impressions count. With recruiters spending mere seconds looking at a CV, you need to make yours stand out with not only an impressive background to boast of but also a stunning design and layout. Begin with an overview of who you are. As the unwritten rule of presentations goes, too much text will kill a design.
How to Present a Resume in an Interview: 10 Steps (with Pictures)
As a recruiter, the first place I look on your resume is the bullets under your recent work experience. Then if it looks like a good potential fit, I look back up to see your resume summary and other sections. So writing great bullet points on your resume is essential if you want to get callbacks for interviews. The best way to make your resume bullet points stand out is to list specific accomplishments and results whenever possible. FYI, those points above are from an actual resume of mine when I was applying for jobs in a new city — from very early in my career before I became a recruiter. Notice how those bullet point examples are very specific and use facts, data and real accomplishments. This is very powerful for getting your resume read rather than skimmed or thrown out.