Tips for Writing Your Resume
Writing your resume is a huge undertaking, when you are in the middle of a job search, it is imperative you do it right. There are plenty of how to’s, do’s, and don’ts to follow out there, but here are a couple of our favorite points for you to use on your resume and help complete your job search. .
- Your name and contact info should always be at the very top, above everything else in a bigger font.
- This resume is about you! So people should know who you are and the best methods to contact you.
- Short and Sweet.
- Your resume is a highlight reel of your professional life and what makes you a good fit for the job, so it's best to keep fluff to a minimum.
- Organize your categories by priority.
- Sometimes your certifications are more important than your schooling and vice versa, so always organize based on your strengths.
- Don't explain yourself in your resume.
- Explaining yourself is for the interview, not the resume. State your qualifications, schooling, positions, merits, and job duties, the interviewer will ask you for the details.
- Include your goal as the first category.
- What is your goal with the company? This will make your resume clear to the interviewer as to why you are applying and where you plan to go.
- One Page
- Keep your resume to one, single, dedicated page. A few exceptions apply.
- Cover Letter & References.
- These should always have their own dedicated pages. Starting from with the cover letter, leading to the main resume, ending with your references.
- Update, Update, Update.
- Always update your resume. This is a living document that reflects your professional life as you develop and grow your skills.
- Finally, Be Confident.
- Puff up your chest, crack your knuckles, and don’t let anything bring you down. Your resume is a peek into your life and as you continue to job search you should be confident in everything that you do.
Those are a few of our favorite tips here at Personnel Plus, if you have any questions about resumes or us don't hesitate to ask!