will want to have more than one resume draft. You must edit your resume
for the particular position that is open at the company that you think
can meet the qualifications for.
Your resume represents you to an employer whom you have never met. So
the time to prepare a resume that is informative and effective.
If it is poorly organized, or has misspelled words, then you have just
created your first negative impression. Bear in mind that in as little
as 60 seconds, a decision will probably be made as to interview you or
Download one of my formatted resumes.
Then on a separate sheet of paper prepare a first resume
Your name, address, phone#, e-mail ect should all be presented at the
top of the hand written
Your objective should be edited every time you apply for a different
position. Also, change your wording and get creative depending
on the position you are applying for.
Qualifications for the position you are applying for, should stand out
like a sore thumb. List in bulleted form, only the knowledge you have,
for the position you are applying for, in bold type, to make it stand
out. Relate here any skills you can apply to the position you are
trying to win. Don't list skills that are not related to helping you
win the position.
Work history should be listed in reverse chronological order.
The date and the company you worked for should be bold type.
List your duties but keep it short and relevant. We want to achieve a
one page resume if possible.
List your education. Where your education took place, also below that
you can add any relevant special training or courses you have at any
you are computer savvy, then I would also list all your skills last but
not least, as these could be very important, depending on the position
you are trying to win.
If you can keep your resume to one page, it will present better when
the employer is looking it over.
you are done, look over
your hand written resume draft information and make sure
everything is correct. You
should now be able to backspace the downloaded resume in Word, and add
all your information.
Just follow the formatted resume, and replace my info with you own.
When you are done editing, your resume should look like the template.
with your name bold, the position you want to win, bold, your
qualifications for the position, bold.
These will be the first items the employer's eyes will see as they look
over your resume.
As you notice, the important items will stand out for them. The
employer does not want to hunt for your information.
EXAMPLE OF A BAD RESUME
Open this example of a bad formatted resume in word. Just so you can
see the example.