I can tell from my experience what I absolutely do not like in a resume. Please keep in mind my experience is only with technology jobs and I am primarily recruiting for similar kinds of individuals all my life. A recruiter for example will have a very wide array of experience.This is what I don’t expect to see in resumes:Chronological description of everything you have ever done. Especially if you have a 10+ year professional experience. I do not care what project you did in 1994.Keep in mind we are checking your LinkedIn. So don’t just tell the exact same story on your resume as is on your LinkedIn. Give us something more.I don’t need to know your exact address, if you are married, have kids etc. Those are not relevant and in fact can create unconscious bias.If you have 10+ years experience or even 5+ years, your exact grades at college and school are not super critical. If you say I have a bachelors in X from Y college that should be sufficient. I don’t need to know you passed with 66.67% this year.I really like resumes geared towards specific roles. Eg. If you are applying for a role to be a manager, create a category in your resume highlighting everything you have done as a manager/leader in the past, going back to college. Think of your resume as having a number of your avatars represented. Some may be as a manager, some as a developer, some as testers etc.Don’t just list what you have done, but also include an abstract explanation of why we should hire you. What do you bring to the table which makes you great for this particular role?Keep your resume short and relevant. I often see resumes listing 30, 40, 50 + technologies listed in them. YOU CANNOT BE AN EXPERT IN ALL THESE TECHNOLOGIES. We need to know your 3 expertise. Highlight them. When I see a vast array of technologies listed my immediate thought is it’s because you are not an expert in any one of them.Please don’t put things like you know Oracle, mysql, mongoDB, postgres sql. It’s confusing because we don’t know what you are saying - are you a database expert, SQL expert, noSQL expert, have just used them or not an expert in any of them.Keep your LinkedIn profile updated. It’s not optional anymore.Try to capture any non job related stuff you have done. No, I don’t mean we need to know if you are an awesome singer, rather if you contribute to open source projects, speak at conferences, write blogs/whitepapers etc.Tell a story and don’t treat your resume like Listverse.