One size does not fit all
Industry-specific resumes are important. So although the tips in this article will guide you, unfortunately there is no one "perfect resume." Rather, hiring managers differ in taste and, depending on the position, industry, and market, there could be a wide range of ideas or tips that might be acceptable -- or not.
Ted Wright, an entrepreneur and hiring manager of many in the marketing world, says, "Not having your resume style match the industry, company, or job for which you are applying [is the biggest mistake you can make]. Creatives should have a creative resume; accountants should be accountant-y."
If you are a multi-talented and applying for positions in multiple industries, you might want to consider having a couple of versions of your resume, says Paul Santello. In addition, he notes that job applicants need to put some thought into their executive summaries. "An executive summary is not supposed be about what you're looking for, but rather what value you can bring to an organization," he said. "And it should be very focused on one thing. If you can do different things for different types of organizations, have several singly focused versions of your resume."
To illustrate this point, check out the below two resumes. One is an infographic for a graphic designer applicant, and the other is for a sales person.
(Click images to enlarge. Sources: Creattica and DayJob.com.)