Now that I have my Guard Card, it is time to write my resume and apply for jobs. I have only written one once before so these How to Write a Resume Tips helped to refresh my memory.
10 Tips to Get Your Resume Noticed: How to Write a Good Resume
1. Resumes must be free of errors. Have a person you trust proofread your resume.
2. Keep it to one page, if possible. Categories should be clearly titled and contain positive, relevant information.
3. Resumes should only tell the truth.
4. Use an easy font to read (example: Arial point 12) and keep each section uniform.
5. Include a phone number you will always have access to. Also, have a professional email listed: firstname.lastname@example.org, not email@example.com.
6. If you include Career Highlights/Professional Skills, use a series of bullet points that emphasize your most important career experiences, your skills, personality traits, characteristics and key accomplishments from your work history as they relate to the job for which you are applying.
7. For each former employer clearly indicate the company name, your position, and dates of employment.
8. Education: state names of schools/programs, dates of attendance, majors/minors, degrees and/or certificates.
9. List awards and other recognition (e.g. team leader)
10. List volunteering/team participation if applicable. This tells a lot about who you are as a person if your past employment is sparse.
References are usually at the bottom of the resume. Select a few people who have known you at least two years and can provide positive job-related information. Be sure to first ask their permission and tell them about the job you are applying for so they know how they could help you get this job. Include the following for each reference:
1. Full name
2. Occupational title
3. Place and address of employment
4. Daytime telephone number (with area code)
Want more advise, I also found this list of resume mistakes helpful.
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