RESUME WRITING FOR SUCCESS
A resume is an introduction. Its goal is to get you an interview. Good resumes are focused and easy-to-read. Great resumes get you in the door by demonstrating a clear connection between you and the job.
Select the best resume type to emphasize your strongest qualities.
Your resume should include your contact information, education and work experience. A section on qualifications and skills can also be helpful.
As you develop your resume, remember these guidelines:
Another helpful tip is to write everything down and then edit, edit, edit. Getting it right can take a few drafts.
Formatting should focus the reader's eyes on what's most important in your resume. Too many font sizes or too much formatting (bold, underline and italics) can actually detract from your strengths. Here are some tips for keeping your resume simple but successful:
And please proofread!
Share your resume with friends, family, teachers, mentors and co-workers. Getting feedback from those in your field can be especially helpful.