Identify Yourself, Education, Continuing Education, Work of Professional Experience, Volunteer Experience, Activities, Computer Skills, Professional Association
Characteristics Of A Successful Resume?
Focuses on skills. Uses action words to define the responsibilities of your job-related experience., | Easy to read and understand. | Visually powerful and free of gimmicks.|One page, or at most 2 page long.
Language is grammatically correct. | Spelling has been checked. | Formal Style
Resume Faux Pax
Great Attention to detail."Proven ability to track down and correct errors.","Am a perfectionist and rarely if ever forget details.","Accomplishment: Completed 11 years of high school.","Don't use "i" or "me".
Doesn't go in chronological order. | Based upon competencies or skills. | Used foe career or those with-unconventional work histories(or executive). Might say "Sales Experience" then list it.
| Typically brief with a simple list of positions held, etc.| De-emphasizes importance of specific jobs. Drawbacks to this system (not as popular).
No spelling or grammar errors.| Neat, clean, and professional looking.| Length should be 1-2 pages. | Margins at sides and bottom. | Layout makes reading easy. Use of White space is effective.