It is important to remember that your resume is the first impression you give to a potential employer. On average, we have only 7 seconds to make a favorable first impression when we meet someone face to face. Likewise, the average hiring authorities typically decide within 7 to 10 seconds of looking at your resume if they will actually read it. In an effort to immediately peak their interests and keep them reading, your focus should not only be on content but also on aesthetics. Employers look for professionals who have the “entire package”. Therefore, your resume should represent that you have the skills and experience they seek as well as the ability to present yourself in a clear, concise and professional manner.