So, I happened to run across a position that would be absolutely perfect for me. I am eminently qualified for it, it's where I want to be, etc. It would be a step up in the career ladder, however, as a managerial position. Since I've never applied for such a position before I'm curious as to how I should go about updating my resume. The last time I did one it for my current position right out of school, so it was short and focused more on knowledge acquired through planning school, conceptual knowledge, some skills, and of course no professional certifications and the like. It was fairly short.
For applying for the new position:
1. Should it be longer? How many pages would be acceptable?
2. What type of headings should I use? What areas should I focus on the most?
3. What skill areas should I emphasize?
4. What type and how much personal information should I include?
Also, when dealing with searching for a new job, how do you do references if you are trying to keep it under wraps from your current employer? I don't want them knowing I'm looking elsewhere.
I appreciate any answers/responses to these questions.
Also, does anyone have a link to or example of a resume for applying for a Planning or Economic Development Manager position?