Don’t have a resume? These tips and tricks will teach you how to write a resume!

Every resume should have, at a minimum, the following items:
Your personal information:
Make sure you put all of your contact information. If an employer wants to follow up with you, they need to know how to get in touch with you.
*Hint: Employers don’t want to email [email protected]! Keep your email address simple and similar to your name. [email protected] is a MUCH better choice!
Your employment history:
Keep it simple and accurate. Company name, job title, location, dates of employment.
*Hint: You can add in your job description here if you would like, or you can place it under skills or qualifications.
Your skills and/or qualifications:
Employers want to know what you know.  Resumes should be tailored to the job you are applying for. If the job description calls for an employee who can use a micrometer, this is the place to put it.
*Hint: Yes! A white lie is still a lie! They WILL figure it out eventually. If you can’t use that micrometer, don’t say you can. It’s that simple.
Your education:
Your education may not be extensive, but it is still important.  Make sure to include school or certifying authority name, location, dates of attendance and certification or credential achieved.
*Hint: If you didn’t have the opportunity to complete to a certain level of education, use alternatives. If you took certification classes for previous employers, it is ok to put it here. Just because you may not have a fancy degree doesn’t mean your not qualified for the job!
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