When your going in for a job interview don’t you want to be confident that the employer will call you back? Well an easy way to insure this is a great. A résumé must relate your qualifications to a prospective employer in a way that makes them want to know you better unfortunately many s fall short of this goal. There are an assortment of reasons for not reaching this goal, including poor writing, typos, including the wrong information, repetition of skills, and more. A great ré sumé will make you stand out from the crowd and convince potential employers that you are someone they should interview at all costs. In many situations hundreds of applications may be received for one job and the employer will spend little time sifting through all the s they receive. This means that your résumé may have less than a minute to grab the reader's attention and convince them to put you on the list of people there interested in. So the first impression of your résumé is critical. Writing a résumé is intimidating for everyone, so don't worry, writing is difficult because identifying what to include, what not to, what to highlight, what to de-emphasize, etc.

Organizing information incorrectly could cost you a shot at an interview, unfortunately it's a very common mistake made by job seekers so first you‘ll put your heading at the top of your page. Your heading will always appear at the top regardless of which format you choose. The heading contains your full name, address, city, state, zip code, phone number with area code and email address. Now you will determine your objective this is when you should clearly state what sort of job you want, and summarize what kind of skills and experiences are needed to do well in that job. After your objective is determined, you can structure the content of your résumé around that objective. The objective may include marketable computer skills, strong analytical and organizational skills, computer skills to input data and handle correspondence, operation of cash register and handling money, computer service skills, strong work ethic, perfect attendance record, legal vocabulary and knowledge of office systems, sales of persuasive skills, detail oriented, initiative and perseverance, honesty and loyalty, and dependability and problem solving. Education is the next portion you will add to your résumé. In this section you will include first your most recent educational information then your degree, major, institution you attended, and minor concentration. If your GPA is higher than a 3.0 you may also add it in the education section along with any academic honors. The employer is next looking on your résumé for validation that you have mastered basic skills. For the basic skills portion you must validate your mastery of these subjects by using examples from your high school education and in addition, if you have taken the SAT's or the ACT's, you may include your final scores. Then on your résumé you will put your specialized skills. These specialized skills may be interpersonal, teamwork, verbal communication, analytical, computer, written communication, problem solving, and leadership skills. Your experience will come afterwards on your résumé your experience would come in the form of a paid job, non-paid internship, shadowing experience, volunteer experience, a class field trip, babysitting, lawn maintenance, housekeeping, newspaper route, and etc. Briefly you will describe in your experience an overview of the work that has taught you these skills. Doing this you will use action words to describe job duties you’ve had. Also in this segment you will include your work experience in reverse chronological order putting your last job first and work backward to your first, relevant job you will include: title of position, name of organization, location of work, dates of employment, describe your work responsibilities with emphasis on specific skills and achievements. Once you have done all this it is time for the last step your final check of your résumé. It's time to have it reviewed and critiqued by a career counselor or teacher before you get someone to review it run a spell check on your computer. It would also be a good idea to get a friend to do a grammar review and even get more people to review it the more people you get to see your résumé the more likely that misspelled words and awkward phrases will be seen and corrected. When your done with this résumé you just have to ask yourself does this résumé being only one page sell your abilities to an employer.

If you make a great ré sumé you are guaranteed interest from a potential employer. These steps show you exactly how a great ré sumé should be and how it must relate your qualifications to a prospective employer in a way that makes them want to know you better. Be bold and let the employer know just how good you are. Having a great will ultimately assure you an excellent job and a gateway to an incredible future because you are bound to show your résumé to many people in your lifetime.


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