Resume Quick Tips
- Be Specific - Customize your resume for the job for which you're applying. Highlight the experience you have that they want.
- Be Font-Friendly - Use fonts that are simple, clean and easy to read. Nothing fancy.
- Be Concise - Your resume should be no longer than one page.
- Edit! Edit! Edit! - Proofread and edit your resume over and over again. Then let a few different people do the same.
- Online - If your resume is available online, make sure you save it as a text (txt.) version to make it readable for all companies.
- Cut and Paste - In addition to attaching an online resume, make sure to cut and paste the text into the body of the e-mail.
Resume Basics-From Contact Information to References:
- Contact information - Contact information goes at the very top and includes full name, mailing address, phone numbers and e-mail address.
- Objective - An objective is optional. If you have the space, briefly state the position you're after and what you can add to the company.
- Experience - Experience should be listed chronologically starting from your most recent job. Include company name, location, your title, dates of employment and a description of your duties and responsibilities.
- Skills - Technical and computer skills go here as well as fluency in foreign languages, certificates, professional memberships and additional experience like public speaking.
- Education - List most recent education first (graduate school, college or high school), then work backwards. This includes degrees, major and school's name and location.
- References - Have a reference list handy, but don't include it on your resume.
- Don't forget a cover letter.