I realize Jub probably has enough information by now, but some of your suggestions I disagree with even in a general sense because it seems like you are implying hard rules.
Try to keep it at one page.
This depends on how many years of experience once has. There is no rule that a resume (or CV for our European friends) should be *any* specific length. It is as long as it needs to be to highlight one's positions held over the years, key projects and responsibilities, etc.
[*]Remove the Objective section.
[*]Remove the Skills section.
Why? Having a short description of what your are looking for in a position allows the employer to instantly know your immediate goal. This can go either way (I am applying for the position, so why do I need to state that I am in my resume?). But you will be surprised how many people simply apply for a job and even go as far to say in the interview "I want to get my foot in the door."
Why remove the skills section? Depending on the structure of your resume, highlighting one's skills is known as a "Functional Resume".
[*]To make the Employment section stand out, put the Employer and Job Title on separate lines, in different sizes.
[*]Put in starting/ending months for each job and educational experience.
Starting and ending month/year for each position is practically mandatory, but Employer and Job Title on separate lines is a matter of personal choice. This isn't critical.
I could see separate lines if you do it like I do: Employer Name, Division/Business Unit Name, Title. And if one of those is just too long to fit on the one line (because that same line will have start/end date) then a separate line would be used for every other position for the sake of formatting.
[*]Remove the About Me section.
Yeah, this can be condensed in a short sentence or two in the Objective Statement.
[*]Move the Education section to the top (below your name and contact info)
This isn't critical. There are 3 general forms of resumes: Chronological, Functional, and Combinational, and some will also include Targeted.
None of these are wrong. I personally use the a Targeted Combinational resume at this point in my 14 year career:
Name/Contact info, Objective Statement, Skills/Knowledge, Publications, Work history, education/extra curricular last that tailored for the specific job description. I want the skills, knowledge, and any publications that pertain to the new position are front and center.
[*]If you take my advice and remove the sections I recommended, and you are still over one page, start cutting jobs - oldest/least-relevant first.
Since there is no rule for resume length, this is not needed. If one was going for a targeted resume, this would be more palatable and be prepared to explain gaps in ones work history.
In all my years these are the hardest rules for any resume:
1. Spelling errors. Don't have them.
2. Don't lie.
3. Be consistant in formatting.