The resume’ is one of the most important documents that you will ever create. It is important because it allows your perspective employer a glimpse of who you are, what you’ve done, and what you wish to accomplish.
- Your personal info
- Your objective
- Your educational background
- Your work experience
- Your skills
- Your goals
Personal Info - Your personal info should consist of your name, age, date of birth, address, phone number, etc. (Not much more than that, due to the fact that you want to keep your resume’ short and sweet.)
Objective - Your objective should consist of what you stand for in a company setting. In other words, if you are applying for a job in sales, then your objective will be a statement that has to do with the customer, and how you acknowledge that they are important, and always RIGHT. Keep your objective to the point.
Educational Background - Your educational background should consist of where you went to high school, trade school, or college. Not only where, but when (with dates included), did you graduate, what the highest level of completion was, what your major(s) was, the state where the school is located, etc. (Remember, keep it down to the bare minimum, due to page space.)
Your work experience - Your work experience should consist of your work history, which should be chronological. (From the last job worked, to the first. Be reasonable: Don’t go back any further than 7 years unless you’ve been at one job for the last 7 years.) It should consist of the name of the past job, address, (including city, state, and zip code) phone number, what your position was, what your duties were, from what date to what date you worked there, supervisors’ name, and why you left. If you don’t think they would re-hire you, don’t put it on your resume’.
Your skills – Your skills should consist of any and all skills relevant to the position that you are applying for. And even skills that aren’t relevant, so as to show your versatility. In other words, if you know how to operate heavy machinery, then state so. Or if you know how to type fairly well, then state so on your resume’. Your skills should always be detailed, and inclusive.
Your goals – Your goals should be stated in short, and long term status. If you want to stay with a company for a long time, and you want to grow with that company, then state so on your resume’. Your goals should always include your purpose for wanting to be with said company.
Althought there are many layouts for resumes. Many you can obtained at the MS Office website. But use and still encourage the original format.
Just Click on the sample to see it.
Created on 07/05/2009 03:43 PM by gerry
Updated on 03/17/2013 01:57 PM by gerry