A resume is a "best of" list of your career which employers use to decide who they should interview for positions. Prospective employers will only take a moment or two to read through it. This means two things:
It should be short.
Items that make you look better should be close to the top.
All resumes should have the following:
Contact information: Include your name at the top, followed by your address, phone numbers, and email.
Job Objective: Where do you want to go with your career? What kind of job are you looking for?
Education: List the past two degrees or certificates you have received, or the ones that are most applicable to the position you are applying for.
Work history: List the last two or three places you've worked for, including contact information and job duties.
If you don't have much of a work history, add a skills list. This is a bulleted list where you can show your abilities and the ways you have applied them. This lets you include experience from work, school, and clubs.
Other sections can be added depending on their relevance to the job you are applying for, such as foreign experience or volunteer work.
These resumes are found using keyword searches, much like a web search engine. When writing your resume, use specific words that explain your abilities. The site you submit to should have a guide for getting your resume noticed using their search tools.
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