In order to get a great job, you need to have a great resume. A great resume is made up of a number of different important components. Please use the guide below to help build a resume that is sure to impress prospective employers.
Education and Training
Be sure to list all degrees and training certificated that you have received. Also, note any distinction that your degree was granted. If you won any academic awards during your time in school, be sure to list this as well. If you had a good GPA in school, note it on your resume.
The skills section of your resume is a place where you can list any additional capabilities that may not be listed under the education and training section. This is a good place to note writing, communication and leadership skills. If your degree is not in the field of technology but you have technological skills, be sure to note them in this section.
The experience section should be the largest portion of your resume. Be sure to brainstorm about all of the work, extra curricular activities, volunteering, and internships that you have done that might have prepared you for the job that you are applying for. Leadership and communication experience is always helpful, so be sure to list any experience that you have that has honed these skills.
Included in your job application materials should be a list of references. Every person on this list should be willing and ready to give a very detailed and positive description of your professional capabilities and personality. Be sure to include updated contact information along with each reference. Also, contact each of your references before you submit your job application so that they will be prepared for a call from your prospective employer.
Education and Training: If you have note yet completed your degree, do not worry. Simply write the date when you expect to receive your diploma or certificate.
Skills: If, perhaps, you have been out of school for a while and feel that you need to brush up on some of your professional skills, ask your alma mater if you might take a refresher course or two.
Experience: If you feel that your amount of experience is lacking, sign up for an internship. Some companies actually offer internships that you can do by correspondence.
References: If you are having a hard time coming up with a list of good references, get a part-time job or internship and do your absolute best to impress your employer or supervisor. After at least a month of work, ask if you may use him or her as a reference.