How To Write a Killer Resume
Step 1: Before You Write Your Resume
Before you begin constructing a resume, take the time to think
about your experience and what type of job you're looking for.
- If you're re-entering the workforce, you may pick a
different format than someone who's been working continuously.
- A recent college graduate will focus more on educational
background than an experienced worker.
- If you're changing careers, you may opt for a different
format than someone who is remaining in his current field.
- Take a look at some sample resumes online.
Do Research in Your Industry
- The type of job you're applying for will also influence the type
of resume you write.
- If there's a style of resume often used in your desired field,
consider using it yourself.
- Look at sample resumes from other people in your industry. Is
there a section or format they're using? You might want to include
Step 2: Use these Resume Writing Tips
1. It is better to address any gaps in employment than to try to hide them.
2. Lying on your resume may get you into an interview, but you still have to go
through a background and references check to land the job.
3. If you state you can perform a task or operate a program you actually don't
know, your lie will be exposed.
1. If your email address is funny but unprofessional, it may turn off
2. If necessary, create a new email address solely for resumes (and don't forget
to check it for responses!).
1. Write out everything you want to include on your resume. You can trim it
down to one page later.
Note: If you have over 10 years of work experience, that is important and
needs to be included, a resume of two pages is acceptable.
2. Use easy-to-read fonts and a clear design to make your resume more