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 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!
Resume examples and resources:
Resume Writing Tips (Monster.com)