“MAKE YOUR RESUME STAND OUT FROM OTHERS”
- The No. 1 rule of writing a resume is to keep it short and to the point. The general rule is no more than one page unless you have a very good reason for it to be longer, like an extensive career or a lot of highly applicable work experience.
- ISAn easy way to keep your resume concise is to include only recent, relevant experience. While that yearlong first job might have taught you a lot about the field, it’s not always necessary to include every detail from your entire career history
- Using the same resume for every job you apply for is not a good approach. Instead, your resume should target the specific job you are applying for. Be sure to prioritize the skills, qualifications and experiences that are directly applicable to the job you are trying to land.
To write a professional resume, you need to be prepared. First, make a list of:
- Major accomplishments from previous jobs/ internship (if you have)
- Skills: soft, hard and technical.
- Details about past employers, date of hire, location, job title and responsibilities.(if you have any)
- Qualifications such as a college degree, certifications or licenses.
- All of this information will be used when you write your resume — having it noted beforehand will save you a ton of time later and will not disrupt the creative writing process.