How To Prepare a Lovable Job Resume

by Shenron on September 26, 2009

Note – Scroll down for links to our favorite Resume resources including samples.

Writing a good resume can make or break your career. There’s a very delicate balance between not enough information and way too much. You have to find that middle ground that an employer can browse through your credentials without having to read what looks to be an autobiography. Because we care about your future and job prospects here at Everyday Career, today we’re going to look at some tips and steps to follow when putting your resume together. Although no amount of instruction can fully prepare you, we’ll at least try to get you started on the right track.

Lovable Job Resume How To Prepare a Lovable Job Resume

1. Firstly, get your thoughts together and figure out your life’s history. Before you even begin writing you’re going to need to remember all of your previous places of employment and places of education, as well as any other merits you have earned along the way. Don’t get fancy with the summer jobs you had mowing the neighbor’s yard or the five elementary schools you had when you were eight. Stick to the ones that matter.

2. Now that you’ve got the important info together, you’re ready to go. There are many different formats for resumes to choose from but today we’ll look at what I think is a very practical example. Some people go for flair and past merits whereas others only write down what they want to do. I’d like to include a mixture of both. But ultimately, the choice is yours.

3. Start with your contact information at the top of the resume. Make sure it is all up to date and that you can be reached at that address/phone number/email address very easily. If you can’t be, don’t include it.

4. Next we’ll move on to what some call the “objective” portion of the resume. Depending on the job you’re applying for, this may not be necessary. But in the professional world, it’s a nice touch that can go a long way. It’s essentially a section that outlines what YOU want to get out of the job you’re applying for. Keep it short and sweet and make sure the point gets across. Underneath this section is where you want to address a few personal traits that make you stand out and qualified for the position you’re looking for. For example, if your “objective” was to be a head bank associate that makes the bank a more pleasant environment for customers, you’d want to include traits about past bank experience and social environments you’ve led the charge on.

Lovable Job How To Prepare a Lovable Job Resume

5. After you’ve outlined what makes you suitable for what you want to do at the company, you move on to the next section. The next sections of a resume outline previous education and work experience. As said earlier, don’t include things like elementary or middle school here. Just list important academic accomplishments and diplomas as well as previous job experience relevant to the job you’re applying for.

6. Lastly, finish the whole thing off with a summary of the key points in the above sections and read over the whole thing. You can never read over it enough, I promise. When you’re all done, send it off and hope for the best!

Sample resumes and good resources to help you write can be found below

http://www.nhlink.net/employme/how.htm

http://www.bestsampleresume.com/ (My personal favorite)

http://jobsearch.about.com/od/sampleresumes/a/sampleresume2.htm

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