How To Make A Resume For Job
While looking for employment, it is important to learn how to make a resume for a job. The resume gives prospective employers a glance at your qualifications and gives an overall sense of what you are capable of doing or learning. By ensuring that you have a quality resume, you are putting yourself into a better position to obtain a new job.
In order to make a resume you will need:
- an accurate work history
- your education background
- computer with internet access
- printing capabilities
- someone to proofread your work
- personal and professional references
- Place your name and contact information at the top of the page. This can usually be done in two lines, the first being your name, and the second being your contact information. For every time your would normally put an extra line, use a bullet instead. Your word processing program should have the character. It saves you space, and since most employers will only look beyond the first 1/3 of a page when they open a document, you need to fit in as much as possible
- Highlight your qualifications. This is important, and should definitely be in the first 1/3 of the resume. Begin by putting down all of your qualifications for any job that you may apply. This will become your master resume. You should take out qualifications for a job that do not apply. If you are applying for a welding position, you should not have your extensive culinary skills listed as a qualification.
- Highlight you accomplishments at your past jobs. This can be more broad than your qualifications, but if there are a lot, make sure you pick those that are most relevant. If you opened a store, you may want to put this here, as it shows your initiative. Do not put anything that you do not want to be questioned about, as anything you add to your resume will become fair game to question you about.
- List your work history. This should include the place of employment, the years that you worked there (e.g. 1999 - 2005), your supervisor or contact person for that job, the job title, and job responsibilities. Only those job experiences that are most relevant should be listed.
- Add your references. This should be done in two separate categories; personal and professional. Make sure you have the address and phone number of each reference, as well as their permission to add them to the resume.
- Your educational backround. This can include college degrees and certifications. Certifications can be for CPR, First Aid, or electrician. It doesn't matter if the education is relevant. The purpose is to show that you completed a long term initiative.
- Have your resume proofread. Misspellings can lead to you losing a job opportunity or embarrassment during an interview.