Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines a résumé simply as a “summary” or “set of accomplishments.”
However, when it comes to finding the right job, a résumé should be given very thoughtful consideration.
A résumé provides an important opportunity to advertise and highlight your skills, experience, education and accomplishments,
as well as the chance to express your specific career goals. It is a first impression to potential employers.
Whether updating your résumé for a new career or writing a résumé for the first time, here are some essential tips to keep in mind:
Choose a simple, clean format and organize the content in an easy-to-read manner
Summarize your education, experience and accomplishments in a way that highlights the best and most relevant achievements and skills
Relate experience and skills to the job that you are targeting
Be clear, concise and proof read it to ensure that it is error-free
For additional tips and ideas on how to create a résumé that stands out, visit Career One-Stop’s Résumé Guide at www.careeronestop.org forward slash resumeguide.
A service provider may also be able to assist or coordinate help with résumé writing.
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