Tips for writing the best resume for your job search
In today's tough job market, you need a standout resume to help you find a job. Here are some important tips to get your resume ready for your next job opportunity.
Highlight Your Education: If you have a college degree, postgraduate degree or specialized course of study certificate, highlight this in your resume and any types of special curriculum or achievements that will make you uniquely suited to a position.
Tout Your Experience: If you have no work experience, title this section "Qualifications". If you include a "Qualifications" section, focus on past volunteer work or work you've done for friends or family over the years. If you've had at least one job, label the section "Experience" so you can include your jobs and internships.
Show Your Skills: List any skills that highlight your unique value. Computer skills are important in almost any job. If you don't have computer skills, you should consider taking a class and add to your job skills. Physical Skills that would help to qualify you for manual labor positions work well in this category too.
Don't Fall Victim to Poor Spelling, Grammar or Formatting: Read your resume multiple times for spelling and grammar mistakes. Ask a family member or friend to review it as well. Unless the position specifically calls for it, don't include a photo on your resume. It can be a turn off for some recruiters.