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Build a resume


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Build a resume

  1. 1. Creating the Perfect Resume! A Step by Step Guide
  2. 2. Step 1 Choose a Resume Format: • Check our “Resume Templates” section in the Resources area of our webpage in order to choose the format that’s right for you.
  3. 3. Step 2 Create Your Resume Heading • This should include: • Name, phone number, email address and (if visible to the public) social networking account names.
  4. 4. Step 3 Your Job Objective • This should be no more than two sentences and should be specific according to the job. • If your field is quite targeted and focused, so should your objective. If the field is much more broad or entry level, your objective should be equally broad and less concise.
  5. 5. Step 4 Summary of Qualifications • This is your place to brag! Include all of your relevant skills and abilities here. These should be targeted towards the job/industry that you’re applying for, but ensure that you don’t leave out unrelated skills that are transferable.
  6. 6. Step 5 List Your Work Experience • List your work experience- beginning with most recent. • You should try to list your last 7 years of work experience. If your last 7 years has been in the same role, you may want to include the one prior. • Be sure to include your accomplishments within each postion.
  7. 7. Step 6 List Your Education • List your education- beginning with the most relevant or important. • Include your most recent completed education. For example, if you are part way through college, you should still include your high school.
  8. 8. Step 7 List Your Other Interests • Employers want to know more about you. Include at least 3 other interests that demonstrate you are a well rounded individual. • Community service and charity work also should be listed here.
  9. 9. Step 8 References • You should include at least 3 employment references. • If you do not have 3 references due to lack of experience, use college professors or find co- worker references- but be sure to indicate them as such!
  10. 10. 3 Extra Tips • 1. Spell check! You make a bad first impression with typos. • 2. Up to date information! Don’t just use the same resume you used five years ago. • 3. Key words! A lot of recruiters are only looking through resumes online. Use relevant keywords in your resume that recruiters would likely be searching for in your field.