Job Bank USA
Considering that initially HR personnel only spend approximately 10-20 seconds on a resume, the shorter your resume, the most desirable it is. Aim for one page. It is not enough to run the word processor's spell checker on your document. Proofread your resume at least 3 times, once backward (sometimes that is how you notice mistakes). Begin your sentences with action verbs for added punch and to express a sense of accomplishment. What every employer wants to know when reading your resume is what's in it for them.