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Your resume will be different if you are fresh out of college and unemployed, if you have been out of work force for an extended period of time (i.e. to raise your kids), or if you are a teenager going for first job. A resume is one most important tools you have to use in your job search.
The categories will be similar for all manner of people seeking employment. The purpose of your resume is to give employers maximum amount of information in as few words as possible. Some companies receive hundreds of resumes at any given time. Your resume should standout but not be outlandish. Professionalism is key. Below is a figure showing what a professional could look like. Remember information is to be clear and concise. It should be easy on eyes and professional.
JANE DOE 5 Main Street Anywhere, Any state 00000 firstname.lastname@example.org (000) 111-2233
Job Objective: to obtain a position as (name position)
Education: Any School University B.S. in Anything 2000 -2004 111Any Road Any-town, USA 88888
Somebody High School High School Diploma 1995 -1999 East Highway Road Anywhere, USA 88888
Employment: Here list your employers putting current one first. If you haven't had experience let them know that. If you were a babysitter you can add that to your resume. It at least will show them your work ethics.
Skills: List some of thing you do reasonably well that are relevant to position. Are you going for a position as a teacher's aid? List your duties you had in baby-sitting or if you tutored anybody, list those duties as well
Related Volunteer Experiences: Here be as descriptive as possible and be as descriptive and exact as you can. Remember be descriptive but concise.
References: Will Be Furnished Upon Request (Be prepared with a list of three to five people that have consented to give you a recommendation. Include who is familiar with your work as it relates to position.
Finally resume is about selling yourself. Give them just enough information to have them come back and want more details. Good Luck!
About the Author Martin Smith is a successful freelance writer providing advice on a variety of subjects, Visit his website Resume Writing for more tips and advice.