Your resume is more than a summary of your job history; it is part of your professional brand and a primary piece of the first impression you will leave with an employer. So how do you make that first impression memorable and compelling enough to land an interview?

To start, think about the content you should include. The foundational sections of a resume are the Heading, Education and Experience sections.

Although these sections are the framework of your resume, you are not limited to them. Reflect on your past accomplishments or times when you honed a relevant skill, and find a way to include it, even if it doesn't fall neatly into your existing headers. You can create new sections such as Skills, Projects, Internships, Volunteer Work, etc.

Second, work on having clean and consistent formatting. Employers should be able to scan your resume and quickly pick up the main elements that make you a potential candidate. Ensure it is well proofread.

Third, make sure it is compelling. Your bullet points should highlight transferrable skills and past accomplishments in a way that communicates clearly how you made an impact previous roles and how you could contribute to your future employer. Use a variety action verbs to hook and maintain the reader's attention.