Writing a resume

Everyone will have a different way of writing/designing a resume.  BUT there are somethings that everyone will agree on.   Your resume needs to be consistent, concise, and clear and easy to read.  Your employment history, educational background, skills, and qualifications need to be presented in a way that will help you get picked for a job interview. Rather than a simple list of the jobs you have held, it’s important to include information specific to the positions for which you’re applying.

Compile Your Personal and Employment Information

Collect all the information you need to include before you start writing your resume. It’s much easier to write, edit, and format a document when you have all the details you need in front of you. Make a list of the contact information you want to use, all your jobs, your education, certifications, and other credentials.

 Top 5 Resume Tips

  1. Your resume is about your future; not your past.
  2. It is not a confessional. In other words, you don’t have to “tell all.” Stick to what’s relevant and marketable.
  3. Don’t write a list of job descriptions.
  4. Promote only skills you enjoy using. Never write about things you don’t want to repeat.
  5. Be honest. You can be creative, but don’t lie.

How to build a resume in seven easy steps

How to write a resume that will get you an interview

What not to write in a resume

Simple Resume Templates

You can also go to the images tab on google when you search resume templates.  There will be 1000’s to chose from.. Keep it simple!  Images

Using Power Verbs to get the interview

If you google how to describe a “particular job” on a resume you will get some great information about what to put on your resume.  Here are some examples below.

How to describe fast food experience on a resume

Explaining retail skills on a resume