Resume Writing - Things to Consider

Written by Martin Smith


You are looking for a job and you are out to landrepparttar job of a lifetime. It can happen! Before you consider want ads, job websites, or making inquiries of companies you are interested in, you will need a resume. Your resume writing can either make or break a job opportunity.

The first thing your resume must be is functional. It is to giverepparttar 150394 employerrepparttar 150395 most information possible in one page. Resumes that are longer than one page are often put aside. Employers just don't haverepparttar 150396 time to read every page. At best many just scan your resume and count on your cover letter and maybe an interview to glean anything else about you before you are considered for hire.

In order for your resume to be functional you group your skills into different sections and your titles atrepparttar 150397 bottom. This isrepparttar 150398 format people who are changing careers typically use. They don't want to draw attention to gaps in employment or their lack of direct experience.

The chronological resume is well organized listing of skills, education, and employment in order fromrepparttar 150399 most current experience backward or reverse order. The categories of your resume should be concise and relevant torepparttar 150400 position for which you are applying.

If you are fresh out of college and unemployed put your education first, directly belowrepparttar 150401 letterhead. You will list your school, your degree, your major and your graduation date. If space allows you can list your relevant course work, related academic awards, and/or your grade point average.

Other categories include relevant work experience, volunteer experiences and other skills such as computer skills, any publications you may have written or contributed to, and language skills as they might apply torepparttar 150402 position.

Finally, you will list your references or makerepparttar 150403 statement ôReferences will be furnished upon request. Let me give you important advice about references. Do not list someone as a reference unless you have obtained his or her consent to do so. You will wantrepparttar 150404 person you ask for a reference to be a former boss, teacher, long time friend who is familiar with your abilities, and possibly your clergyman.

The appearance of your resume is very important. The font you use should be clear and easy to read. The suggested font for a resume is a Sans Serif font like Arial or Verdana. These fonts come out more clearly in faxes.

Resume Writing - Tips and Advise

Written by Martin Smith


Job-hunting is notrepparttar most exciting thing inrepparttar 150393 world but you can make it easier. The key is organization. Keep a record of companies you have applied and any contacts that may or may not have with them. One ofrepparttar 150394 first things you need to do be creative in your resume writing.

The appearance of your resume is of paramount importance. The most obvious fact is it needs to be neat and all items must be spelled correctly. Correct information is of paramount importance especially ifrepparttar 150395 interviewer decides to check out your information. The format should be simple and plain. It should highlight your accomplishments.

The quality ofrepparttar 150396 paper you use to send out resumes should be of professional quality. Most job seekers use a paper that is not glossy and is a 20-weight paper. You should userepparttar 150397 same paper for your resume, your cover letter, andrepparttar 150398 envelope. It comes across as being more professional.

The font should be clear and easy to read. The size ofrepparttar 150399 font is important. Personally I prefer a font of 12. It is clear andrepparttar 150400 letters are not blurry as they can be with some fonts. The suggested font to use in your resume is a Sans Serif font such as Arial or Verdana. They are clear and stand out better in faxes.

When describing your skills in particular, use strong action words. Instead of starting a sentence with a noun use a strong verb. When using numbers use percentages, dollar amounts when describing money, andrepparttar 150401 number of people you supervised if this is applicable.

Your resume should be one page only. The information should be presented as concisely as possible. There will be a place inrepparttar 150402 cover letter and possibly an interview to expound on your skills. Resumes that are too long are often put aside because employers simply don't haverepparttar 150403 time to read through lengthy dissertations. If it doesn't fit on one page try paring it down torepparttar 150404 bare minimum. The information must be relevant torepparttar 150405 position you are applying for. Do not forget to attach your cover letter.

There are two types of resume formats that are used. The functional format will put your skills into categories. Your titles are listed onrepparttar 150406 bottom. This format is used by people who are changing careers and who don't want to draw attention to gaps in employment or a possible lack of direct experiences. The chronological format is used by those on a career path. Your employment and education are listed in reverse chronological order. Outline your skills to show your best accomplishments. The categories that you include on your resume must be relevant torepparttar 150407 position for which you are applying.

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