The majority of people take a lot of pride in the way they look and are pleasant and friendly to those they meet. Willing to discuss a subject if asked and smile and contribute to the overall conversation. This does not mean you have to dress in expensive clothing or agree with everything that is said because after all you are an individual.
So how does this tie in with your resume? Your resume is the first time a recruiter/hiring manager meets you and
certainly you want to make a good impression. Resumes that are unformatted or sloppy will give the same impression right or wrong as the scenario in my first paragraph. An explanation of a job responsibility such as,
Cashed out groceries for customers
Experienced in handling payments of cash and credit cards from customers
makes a big difference. In the second version you get more information about what sort of payments were handled instead of just stood at the register and that is it. I do not mean to imply you have to write long sentences … just
informative and to the point is your best bet.
Make your summary upbeat and let the company know what you can do for them instead of a recruiter/hiring manager trying to guess your strengths because they will not take the time to do it. As I have always said they are under pressure and want to see right away what they need.
I guess my point is that when you are doing your resume take as much pride in what it looks like and what it says as you would if you were meeting someone special for the first time.
Have a great evening! Sue