Your resume is your calling card, your identity. It is a selling tool used to get an interview. It must stand out and must be memorable. Your resume must sell you. You must know your strengths to sell yourself effectively.
3 Popular Resume Formats
Lists your most recent job first, and then your other jobs in reverse chronological order.
Lists your functions and skills.
Lists your functions and skills and shows your job history in reverse chronological order.
Top 10 Resume Tips
- Chronological resumes are the most commonly used resume format.
- Your resume should not be longer than one page. Keep your resume short and to the point.
- Use high quality paper.
- Most online job postings will ask you to send a resume in electronic form. Keep your layout simple. Microsoft Word is the best format to send a resume in.
- Use bulleted lists instead of paragraphs.
- Check your spelling, grammar, and punctuation carefully.
- List each job you have held, beginning with your very first one.
- Use keywords relevant to your target field.
- Put your contact information at the top of the resume. Make sure your contact information is correct.
- All resumes should be accompanied by a cover letter.
- Don't lie.
- Don't use exact dates.
- Don't include your current or desired salary.
- Don't include every detail of your working life.
- Don't list your high school if you are a college graduate.
- Don't include personal information such as your religion, marital status...
Best of luck!