• We asked experts from TopResume to make over the résumé of a mid-career professional
  • The experts top-loaded the résumé, made it easier to read, and emphasized the worker’s experience
  • You can take tips for your own résumé from the changes they made

As an experienced talent acquisition professional, Lewis (not his real name) knew his résumé would be held to a higher caliber.

Despite his years of experience in the recruitment field, he says even he needed help pulling the right information together for his résumé so he could better highlight his accomplishments and skills.

“I’m great at evaluating candidates’ résumés for work, but when it comes to my own résumé, I knew I needed help to tell the right story,” Lewis says.

As part of Business Insider’s résumé makeover series with TopResume, we thought we could help.

Dan C., a résumé writer with TopResume, who we asked to rewrite Lewis’ résumé, made a few key changes overall to Lewis’ résumé:

  • Top-loaded the résumé to highlight key skills, experience, and accomplishments.
  • Organized the résumé in a way that creates more white space, making it easier for employers to quickly skim and identify the most important information.
  • Fleshed out professional summary and areas of expertise sections.

While your résumé may look different, these specific pointers from Dan and Amanda Augustine, career-advice expert for TopResume, should help you overhaul your own:

These pointers should help you overhaul your own résumé.Anaele Pelisson/Business Insider