What is an effective resume format and why is it important?
The simple answer is that an effective or professional resume format is one that will get you invited to interview. To do this effective resume formats have to be able to clearly and very quickly communicate to the reader that you have all of the required skills, experience and qualifications that they are looking for. When you consider that most recruiters will read your resume for less than 30 seconds you can quickly see that this is not an easy task. A resume format that is hard to follow or has too much unnecessary information is going to get you overlooked.