Want to know the formula for creating an outstanding resume? Bernadette Kenny, senior vice president of human resources for Adecco, has these tips. 1. Keep your resume simple, concise and easy to read. 2. Be truthful about all the information - lying could have costly consequences. 3. Describe how you performed at previous jobs and what you accomplished. 4. Power words, such as detail-oriented and self-motivated can be good - in moderation. 5. Specify in numbers your contribution to your previous jobs when possible.