How to Write Resumes
Is there a job you are interested in and need to send in a resume? Want to create a resume and keep it on file? The following information will help you create a simple and efficient resume.
Guidelines for writing resumes:
- Include your name, address and daytime phone number. Include any relay information if needed.
- Include your job objective. The objective should explain what job you are applying for. It could also include how that position fits into your personal career goals.
- Describe your work experience, education, honors/awards and skills.
- You do not need to include every single job you have ever had. You should focus on your education and experiences that are related to the position for which you are applying.
- However, try to avoid any large time breaks between jobs listed on your resume. The employer may think you were unemployed during that time. (It is fine to have large time breaks if you were a full-time student during those breaks).
- Prepare a list of references, if requested, on a separate page. This list should include two to three names, job titles, addresses and phone numbers of bosses, professors, etc. who will confirm that you have good work ethic.
- Write a cover letter on a separate page. The cover letter should be personalized for each job you are applying for.
- Tell the truth; do not exaggerate or tell half-truths. Show that you are confident and well-educated.
- Your resume should be typed. Your layout and word choice should be clear and simple. Double-check your resume before turning it in.
- Avoid attempts at humor and irrelevant information. Avoid unnecessary personal information about your age, weight, finances, and marital status.
- Do not mention salary on your resume.
- Avoid using adjectives and adverbs. Use powerful or unusual nouns and verbs instead. Don't make the resume too wordy. Try to use as few words as possible and still make it effective. Most resumes shouldn't be more than one page, unless you are someone who has several years of experience (10+ years) in your field.
Check on Guide to Revising Your Resume.
Sourced by Janel Muyesseroglu