How To Make A Resume For First Job
Learning how to make a resume for a first job takes a little common sense. You probably won’t have much in the way of a job history since you're applying for your first job. In this case, your resume should concentrate on other areas. Resumes are meant to pique the interest in prospective employers. As a new prospect looking for your first job, you need to keep it simple and professional. This article will give you are few suggestions for your first resume.
Things you'll need:
- Word processor
- Personal information
- Much is riding on the type of job you're applying for. Another consideration is if you have just completed a degree or certificate program. Landing a job without any experience and no education is a probably no. Your first time job resume should key on education and intangibles.
- All normal personal information is required. Your name and contact information (include email and cellphone number) should lead the resume. Next up ID the objective; be concise and to the point. What do you expect to gain from sending in your resume and in what line of business?
- Highlight your education. Toot your horn here: college, degree program, degree obtained and your grade point average. Add any extra curricular activities including fraternities, clubs, sports or event support. All specialized courses that fit into the job description is also helpful.
- Add a list of qualifications or pre-professional experience. These are any studies pertaining to the career field of your choice. Outline your skills as a communicator and decision-maker. Your organizational and people skills are all very important traits to have in the real world. It will let the resume tell the employer that you not only have a degree, but you have practical skills to help immediately upon hiring.
- Welcome employees to ask for references. Proofread your first resume after completing it and then again in a day or two. Ensure the flow is smooth and concise and that your resume is free from errors. Again, be proud, concise and factual. Make certain you provide multiple means to get in touch with you.