Building a resume takes some effort. With our tips, you should be able to build the perfect resume in no time.
Keep it short - one page max.
Be neat; make sure that you use bullet points when necessary.
Be honest about your skills and work experience.
Be concise and use action words (developed, handled, organized, created, etc) and phrases when describing your experience.
Ask someone you trust to check over your resume and make sure that they really critique your work.
Be sure to include your name, address, phone number, e-mail, education, and work experience.
Employers understand that at you may not have extensive work experience so don’t be afraid to include volunteer experience and babysitting as experience. Emphasize the skills you learned while baby-sitting and/or volunteering, the challenges you overcame, and so on.
Be sure to list awards and honors you've received.
Don’t forget your interests and activities. Letting a potential employer know your interests will make you stick in their minds and create a character that exists beyond the sheet of paper.
Depending on the position, you might need to include a cover letter that states how you found out about the position, the reasons you are interested in the job, why your qualifications fit the position and why you want to work with the company.
Follow up by phone a few days after the employer has your resume to make sure everything is in order. Just remember, if the job posting says “No calls please,” don’t call!