How to Master the Perfect Modern Resume


by Casey Fleischmann, The Undercover Recruiter


Over time, the way people create, produce and present their resumes have changed. You need to do your best to impress hiring managers as it can be difficult to stand out from the crowd, especially when so many other people have applied for the exact same dream job that you wanted. There is competition and your resume needs to be the best it can be.

So what should you do to perfect your resume and what shouldn’t you be doing? This infographic by  & Blueberry Labs shows the do’s and don’ts of perfecting the modern resume.


  • 1 in 4 HR managers receive 50 resumes per job listing.
  • 77% of HR managers are looking for relevant experience.
  • 48% of HR managers are looking for specific accomplishments.
  • HR managers look for keywords in resumes.
  • 56% look for the words problem solving.
  • 44% look for the word leadership.
  • 40% look for the words oral/written communication.


  • Include contact information.
  • Make sure your resume is machine readable.
  • Limit your resume to text only as a photo is not necessary.
  • Customise your resume specifically to the position that you are applying for.
  • Make your font professional and easy to read.


  • Do not exceed 3-5 bullet points per section.
  • Do not use an unprofessional email address.
  • Do not make any grammatical errors.
  • Do not come across as having multiple personalities.

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