How to Write a Resume

Introduction
Whether you want to advance in your chosen field or you're making a drastic career change, a resume is a job search necessity. It provides an overview of your experience and skills, and a great resume will help you get an interview for that job you really want. Spend the time to make your resume as good as it can be and you're making a truly worthwhile investment.

Step 1: Before You Write Your ResumeBefore you begin constructing a resume, take the time to think about your...
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Resume Writing Tips

1. Limit to one page. You do not have to state everything you have done on a resume, but everything you state must be true.
 
2. Determine the type of layout that works best for your experience. You may use bolding to emphasize  key skills and accomplishments.
 
3. Tailor your resume to the type of position to which you are applying. Decide what you want your resume to convey about your abilities.
 
4. Maintain a consistent writing style.
a Do Not use "I" or "my."
b You may use...
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Common Resume Blunders

Make sure your resume is in top-notch shape by avoiding the top 10 resume blunders:

1.Too Focused on Job Duties

Your resume should not be a boring list of job duties and responsibilities. Go beyond showing what was required and demonstrate how you made a difference at each company, providing specific examples. When developing your achievements, ask yourself:How did you perform the job better than others? What were the problems or challenges faced? How did you overcome them? What were the...
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Planning

Planning in organizations and public policy is both the organizational process of creating and maintaining a plan; and the psychological process of thinking about the activities required to create a desired goal on some scale. As such, it is a fundamental property of intelligent behavior. This thought process is essential to the creation and refinement of a plan, or integration of it with other plans, that is, it combines forecasting of developments with the preparation of scenarios of...
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