At one time or another virtually every job seeker has wanted to learn how to create a resume. A resume is your own personal advertisement and tells a prospective employer why you should be considered for the position you seek. Here are some suggestions to help you in this regard.
A resume should contain several key elements. The first thing it should do is list your career objectives very succinctly and clearly. In the ideal case it tells prospective employer that you seek a position which is almost identical to what he is offering.
You should then create and organize a summary listing of some of your key accomplishments and qualifications. This tells someone very quickly and effectively what you have accomplished and its importance.
The next section should list your previous employers and what your key roles and responsibilities were at each job. Alternatively you can organize your resume into a functional format and list your accomplishments and qualifications in a structured and organized manner.
Make certain to include a section which lists your educational credentials. Show the school, type of degree earned, and any other relevant information.
These are key sections which should be included in a resume. You may also wish to add other sections like special awards, licenses or skills if they are relevant to the position of career goals sought.
Use an easy to read font when creating the resume and make certain to space out the information so that the resume doesn’t appear too crowded with text. Print the resume on high quality paper. Or convert it to an electronic file so you can email it to prospective employers.