Maybe this is your first time writing a resume, or maybe you are just updating your old one. For whatever reason you are writing it you will want to use this resume guide to make sure you are doing all you can to have just the best resume possible.
How to Write a Resume
Key points that will serve as a compass as you go through each step of writing your resume.
1: Make sure your resume is in line with the job you are looking for. If you are looking for work in a variety of roles then make sure your resume reflects a persona that the would-be employer is looking for. This may mean you have several resumes.
Don’t make the mistake so many make by doing this step after they have applied for a position and sent their resume.
2: Investigate and use Keywords would-be recruiters and employers search for, you will then need to put them in your resume if you want to be get to the next stage of the recruiting process.
3: Choose a Resume Format
Sorry but one size doesn’t fit all where resume writing is concerned. Find out which of these three resume formats will make your job search a success within your given niche.
•A Chronological Resume Template
•A Functional Resume Template
•A Combination Resume Template
4: Resume Headings
It may seem unlikely but there is a right way and a wrong way to do this easy step. Make sure you do it the right way!
5: Your Job Objective
Establish the pros and cons of having a job objective statement, how to write a good one, and some good options for not having one.
6: Your Summary of Qualifications
It is likely that the would-be recruiter/employer will read only part of your resume, does he or she get the very best of what you have to offer if they skip through to your qualifications?Find out how to make your Summary shine!
7: Work Experience
It is essential that you learn how to present your work history on your resume so you can make the best of it, if you have a tough problem explaining a long period of unemployment or several jobs in a short space of time explain it in detail, it is always best to be honest if you are looking for a long term career with a company.
8: Resume Achievement Statements
Achievement statements are your way of telling the would-be employer that you are worth hiring, or at least take you through to the interviewing stage of the application. This is not a place to brag but to just state what you have achieved in your work to date .
Where should you put your Education section on your resume? What should you list in it? How do you deal with many college degrees as well as no degree at all.
10: Community Service and Other Lists on Your Resume
So you did your community service but where should you put it? Your lists of community service engagements and skill-sets need a place of their own on your resume too.