Make Your Résumé Stand Out in a Good Way [National Conference Session Recap]

Courtesy of PRSSA National
Courtesy of PRSSA National

Session: Rebooting Your Résumé

Presenter: Devon Conley, Ketchum

Recap: Senior Human Resources Manager Devon Conley reminded members that on average, résumés are viewed for a total of six seconds. “What can you do in six seconds to make me want to reach out to you?” asked Conley. Session attendees received instructions of the do’s and don’ts of résumés and connecting with recruiters.

“I was excited to see the passion and enthusiasm with the attendees at the session, especially with their questions and their tenacity for the next chapter of their life. As a recruiter, it gets me excited again to see how many people are excited for a new job,” said Conley.


  • Make sure your résumé doesn’t include typos, as 58 percent of employers automatically dismiss a candidate for having a typo.
  • Make sure your resume has the keywords that match the job subscription and do not submit false information.
  • Prepare for an interview by knowing what position you applied for. Research the company, think of good questions to ask, anticipate questions, and practice with a peer.
  • Keep your portfolios simple. Provide your best work, not all your work. Don’t forget to articulate your role on each project.


Emily Nicoline is a junior from Utah Valley University. She loves networking, LinkedIn, and digital media. Follow her on Twitter or connect with her on LinkedIn.

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