It’s time to write that first resume, and you have no idea on even how to start. If you can follow some simple guidelines. then you too can build a decent resume. Before beginning, try to organize some of your thoughts on scrap paper (i.e. what you are good at, any jobs held, favorite class, activities or hobbies etc.).
This will help when actually writing the resume. The first draft should be on regular copy paper with the final one on a good quality stock. Using your favorite word processing program, you are going to make five sections: header, job objective, education, experience and miscellaneous. In your header portion, include your name (in larger print that the rest of the document), address, phone numbers and email address. In the job objective, state what you are looking for in one or two sentences. Under education, put down the schools attended, dates and diploma awards (or expected). You can also list any favorite classes or areas of strength here.
Under experience, put down any clubs, work study, community service or volunteer work that you have performed. You can also include part time jobs held. There are a surprising number of skills in these positions that are applicable to a full time position so don’t be shy about listing them. Finally, the last section is customizable by you since you have to decide what to include here. List your favorite hobbies or pastimes that you enjoy. If you like playing sports, by all means write it down. This can be a way for you to get noticed too since some employers may share a common interest as well. Now, print the resume on scrap paper and have at least 2 mentors critique it for you for spelling and grammar. Only then should you print it out on good quality stock. There you have it, a good resume worth your time. That’s it for now, good luck!
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