RESUME WRITING

Resumes contain much of the same information as a job application. The difference is that your resume should sell you, your skills, and your knowledge to the employer. Your resume should be designed to get you a job interview.

Helpful Tips

  • resume writerTailor each resume to the job you are applying for
  • Include the most relevant facts about yourself and your skills
  • Use vocabulary common to the industry, company, or occupation
  • Include numbers and words that demonstrate your experience and show results of your actions
  • Always check for spelling and grammar errors
  • Use concise bullet points
  • Use a simple, professional e-mail address based on your real name
  • Avoid abbreviations and nicknames
  • Avoid flashy paper and odd fonts
  • Use longer job descriptions for jobs that are most relevant to the job you are applying for, and shorter descriptions for others
  • Include on-the-job training, workshops, and any other learning experiences
The length of your resume will depend on your experience and the requirements of the job you are applying for. Potential employers may be turned off by wordy or unnecessarily long resumes. Your resume should be clean, neat, and easy to read!