This is your introduction to a prospective
employer or recruiter. [65% of upper management jobs are filled by
recruiters!]. The quality of your resume will determine if it gets
read to the end. Be precise and clear.. Make certain your resume
accurately contains the information employers and recruiters look
for when reading resumes.
The resume should be one or two pages in length, honest, skimable,
to the point, easy to read (ample white space).
- Name, address, phone, cell phone, e-mail
- Objective: May be limiting. If it's not on target, you may miss
out. Instead you might want to include a summary statement of who
you are. Include your title, years of experience and some skill
- Specific work experience in chronological order: employers,
location, with dates, job titles, responsibilities,
accomplishments/contributions/savings/improvements. Quantify and
don't lie! Jobs covering up to the last 15 to 20 years is usually
- Education, degrees, institutions, dates. Outside coursework
relative to your profession.
- Professional organizations and offices held.
- Military. dates, rank
- Spell Check!!!
- DO NOT PUT ON YOUR RESUME: MARRIAGE STATUS, # OF CHILDREN, SOCIAL
SECURITY #, RACE, AGE RELIGION.
Other accomplishments that interest employers:
Saved money, Increased efficiencies, Advertising campaigns,
Cutting overhead, Increased productivity, Improved workplace safety,
Budgeting, New products and new product lines.
Other resume components include:
Education: Degree (s) - Institution
Example: B.S. Animal Science, Iowa State
University, Ames, IA 1982
Example: Dale Carnegie Sales Training Course, 1988
Example: Safer Grain Handling Association
Example: Adobe Page Maker, Excel, Power Point, Great
Example: Fluent Spanish and Japanese