Tips for a Good Resume

Finding a job is tough. Sometimes the toughest part of the process is preparing your resume and cover letter. In this article, we’ll give you tips that will help you customize your resume to individual jobs that interest you.

What to Include on your Resume
Your resume should always include the following:
-Your contact information
-The current date
-A career objective or career summary (a one to two sentence synopsis of your skills, experience, and goals)
-Work experience (what you did, where you did it, when)
-Education (schools you attended, degree(s) conferred)
-Certificates and licenses

What to Leave Out of Your Resume
The best resumes are concise and specific. They don’t include personal information that is irrelevant. It should also be tailored to the position you’re applying for and should highlight your qualifications without sounding arrogant.

Writing a Good Resume Summary
A resume summary describes your most relevant skills and accomplishments to help the employer quickly identify where you fit. It should be concise so it doesn’t take up too much space on the page, but also include enough details to capture the employer’s interest. The summary section is the most important one. This is where you’ll sum up all your experience and qualifications in a concise paragraph. Be sure to include keywords from the job description in order to make it easy for recruiters and hiring managers to find you.
Formatting Your Resume
First, consider creating a professional-looking resume template. It can be a bit costly to design your own template from scratch, but there are several templates available for download online for free. Make sure you choose a template that will best represent your skills and qualifications. Resist the temptation to use a different typeface, such as cursive script. It looks nice but is difficult to read and will most likely result in the hiring manager tossing it into the trash can. Your name and contact information should be easy for them to find on page one of your resume which is also where they will look first.

One of the most important aspects of a resume is its conclusion. It should summarize the applicant’s qualifications and present the candidate in an exciting way that reflects their best qualities. The introduction should also make it clear what kind of job the candidate is applying for and why they are qualified to do it.