It seems that one thing which most job seekers struggle with is how to write a resume. A good resume is a critical part of being able to ultimately land the kind of job you seek. It is therefore very important to learn how to write a resume effectively. Here are some suggestions.
It is important to understand the goal of a resume is to get you an interview. It should tell a prospective employer why you are qualified for the position and why you should be given an opportunity to be considered through an interview.
Once you get the interview, then it is up to you to convince the prospective employer why you are the best person for the job. So there are several things you need to do in order to create a new resume. First of all you should decide what your objective is. So if you are seeking a position as a Sales Manager for consumer related products, that should be listed as your objective.
The next thing to do is to write down a summary of your key qualifications and accomplishments. This is a great way to show a prospective employer some of the most important things you have done during your career to date.
Following this you should list the jobs you had in chronological order. Generally it is best to list the most recent jobs first and then go back in history. It is usually helpful to include the company name, position held, dates of hire, as well as one or two key roles and/or accomplishments. This is your opportunity to show how some of your previous positions helped to make you very qualified for the new position you are seeking.
Next list your educational credentials. It should include the name of the school, degrees, and other relevant information.
This information should be typed by using a program like Microsoft Word. Use an easy to read font like Times Roman and make it large enough to be read easily. Organize the information into sections and use a lot of white space to make the document easier to read. If you apply some of these suggestions, you should be able to write a resume which presents your skills, background and qualifications in an effective manner.