Creating a Resume
- Always have your name and contact information on every page of your resume and other correspondence.
- Make sure your resume is free of spelling errors and grammatical mistakes.
- Use action words to show responsibilities and job duties as points of interest.
- List the most current information first under each appropriate category: (ie. Work History, Education, etc.).
- To list work history, list the Name of the Company/Employer, Job Title, Dates of Employment, and a brief summary or bullet list of duties.
- For education, list each degree or training in descending order according to date. (List the most recent first and go backwards).
- Other information may include volunteer work, school activities, publications, patents, awards received or membership affiliations. What and how much information listed should depend on how much room you have on your resume.
- Try and keep your resume limited to one page, depending on experience. If you have under 5 years experience, there shouldn’t be reason for more than one page. However, for more experienced people, two should be the limit. Further documentation can be handed out during a face-to-face interview.