A resume is an efficient screening device for employers. The purpose of a resume is to obtain an interview. Think of a resume as an advertising brochure: highlighting your strong points and minimizing any limitations. It is your opportunity to give a potential employer a positive first impression. Top quality appearance is vital. The resume is a tool to showcase your skills, achievements, qualifications and personal qualities as they relate to the specific opportunity. Any imperfections (misspelled words, typos) can be used as reasons to remove you from the pool of candidates.