4 Things to Do Before You Even Start Looking~Maren Hogan (seasoned marketer and community builder in the HR and Recruiting Industry). Recruiter.com
Job seekers, you have an ever-increasing amount of information at your fingertips, dozens of job boards to search, big social data to wade through, and most of you don’t even know where to begin. Just diving in without a deliberate direction for a job search can really limit you. Jumping from site to site, and disorganized networking won'g get you too far.
Before the search begins, get that resume down.
First and foremost, check for any mistakes, grammatical errors, or lines that might not flow well. Read and reread for quality assurance. A strong resume should be in reverse chronological order of your last 3-5 positions.
Hiring managers wade through thousands of these, so focus on highlighting strengths in a short and sweet manner. Use bullet points and white space to make the resume easy to scan. Hiring managers take about 6 seconds to look for the basics of any resume, so lengthy paragraphs on strengths in 8 point font is a waste of everyone's time.