There are two fears people face with their resume. One is starring at a blank piece of paper and wondering where to start. Or, the second, you could be one of those that keeps an ongoing resume and just adds your most current job. For either scenario here are a few pointers for you.
Length & Layout
There is no rule that says your resume has to be on one page. But, I would recommend it not to be over two pages. The layout be easy to read with a font that is not too small. Often, the recruiter or the companies hiring manager will not read every word of the resume the first time they review it, so be sure it is easy to follow.
Your resume needs to contain key words. The person reviewing your resume will be looking for them or the company may have software that picks out the key words they are searching for. Some key words and phrases are; number of units, class and style of apartment community, software used, third party or owner managed, new development, interior and exterior rehab, capital projects, revenue management system, luxury, tax credit, student housing, and senior housing.
Accomplishments will also need to be sprinkled into your responsibilities. Instead of saying, "hired and trained new associates," you could say, "during my tenure I have hired and trained up to fifteen people. Five of those have been promoted once and three have received multiple promotions." Another suggestion is, instead of stating, "prepared budgets for seven assets," you could say, "prepared budgets through a Yardi system to include rent growth over my portfolio by 2% and a reduction of 5% in expense savings."
Last be sure you double and triple check for spelling and silly mistakes. A common oversight is to forget to change your employment date for the second job on your resume if you are no longer working there. Keep your resume current, fresh and save it in more than one place!