Yahoo hotjobs posted some nice tips about how to make your resume stand out.
From the article:
More than just your accomplishments make your resume stand out. How you communicate them matters too.
A strong resume gives potential employers a concise, clear picture of your skills and experience. And, it’s the crucial first step in securing an interview and hopefully a job offer.
For maximum impact, keep your resume as concise as you can. You need to include all your achievements in only one to two pages, so don’t waste space on meaningless words. Plus, an employer doesn’t want to spend time trying to understand vague phrases or decipher confusing jargon.
Words That Weaken Your Resume [yahoo.com]