- By Jeff Yuan
- Published 11/19/2011
So just what is it that you should [include|incorporate|put] in your resume to make sure it gets you what you want? There are [really|actually|truly] no hard and fast rules, but there are some things that are [good|find|useful] for all to do. Pay close attention to the ten steps in a good resume writing guide that should be considered by one and all. 1. Find a job Here “find a job” doesn’t mean what it says – that is, it’s about [finding|discovering|locating] a job you want to apply for, not the job itself. Look for a job you’d [love|like|want] to do and that would be good for you. 2. Keywords Once you know what [job|position|situation] you would like to land, list all of your strong points to be included in your resume. That is, what can you do, what level of skills do you have, how can you [verify|confirm|prove] your various qualifications. 3. Selecting a resume format Your friendly resume writing guide is then going to let you know about the [basic|essential|critical] formats: the chronological, the functional, and the combinational. Find out which [companies|firms|organizations] want to see which kind and use that to format your resume with. 4. Resume heading The heading is at the top of your resume. It’s the first thing your reader [sees|beholds|observes]. It should [contain|include|hold] your contact information. That is, your name, address, phone and fax, e-mail, or website (if you don’t have a website, you can’t include it, of course). 5. Job objective
This is the place where your future employer sees three things about you: what [
kind|sort|type] of position you are looking for, what sorts of responsibilities can you handle, and just how is your resume in its overall contents [relevant|pertinent|appropriate] to the job you wish to land. 6. Qualifications Once you have taken care of your objective the resume writing guide is going to see to it that you [understand|appreciate|comprehend] how to put your qualifications into a proper summary. What you [need|desire|here] here is a handful of statements about your past performances, your work ethic and the like. 7. Work experience This is the logical next step after qualifications. Simply put, here is where you [put|place|situate] your past work experiences in order. Highlight whatever is [relevant|pertinent|appropriate] to the job you are seeking, and downplay whatever would constitute an obstacle to getting that job. 8. Achievement statements Don’t just [create|make|produce] a boring resume; it’s not supposed to be the typical run-of-the-mill. Add pizzas to it by listing past [accomplishments|achievements|successes] and awards. Show any other skills you have to make good on the job you are trying to land. 9. Education Your future employers are going to [want|wish|desire] to know what sorts of schooling is behind you. This will tell them what you may be qualified to do. There are positions that take the highly educated, and there are positions where advanced degrees are not [required|demanded|asked for]. 10. Remaining points
Here you can put whatever else you think might be [helpful|supportive|useful]. The resume writing guide [suggests|recommends|promotes] things like volunteer work. List also memberships in professional organizations, should you have any.