Ask yourself these questions 'before' you hit submit!
14. Wherever possible, quantify your accomplishments! Example: increased sales by 120% in first quarter on the job.
16. Divide your resume into categories such as Experience, Education, Skills, etc, but lay it out logically.
17. Ask a mentor or colleague to read over your resume and to be brutally honest. Ideally, ask someone outside the equation to look it over and give you honest feedback.
18. Make sure your resume is up to date in terms of the people/places you have worked. Example: has an old employer's business name, address or contact information changed?
20. Double-check all employment, education dates, and your contact information and proofread the whole thing carefully! If you have the email address, "email@example.com" consider getting a separate, professional one, such as "firstname.lastname@example.org".
21.Save your resume as a PDF so you don't inadvertently save a mistake. Then, save your resume with a helpful name, such as Last Name, First Name - Resume. When submitting it, include a job id number or title in the file name if appropriate.