- By Phoenix Delray
- Published 01/5/2012
Many people will learn how to write a resume by using sites with online tools. Many of the sites that specialize in these have many things that people can use including templates. Some people have no idea where they should start. The best routine may be to list all the jobs that one has held for the last ten years. These will be placed in reverse chronological order meaning that the newest or current job will be listed first.When people make this list, they will want to include time periods such as month and year that they started and ended the position. As they list these, they may want to put the job description such as special education teacher, sous chef, machinist or whatever title is appropriate to describe what that job was called.
People can select from many resume format types. One type will list job history with the skills and duties that were used at each job. Another type will focus on skills. This type will be used when people do not have much in the way of actual work experience. This is useful for recent college graduates or others who have not worked before. Something that is useful for p
eople who use either type is to list any unpaid or volunteer positions. These are often a source of many skills that easily translate to the work place. Many of the volunteer positions have duties that are identical to ones that are paying positions. People may have worked in an office, helped with fund raising, answered phones, coordinated volunteers or any number of activities that can be listed on a resume. They should also not get too worried if theirs does not look exactly like the resume examples. Not everyone has skills or a job history that all coordinates. Many people have worked a variety of different, unrelated positions. The key is to remember that they learned skills on each type of job.
There are some things that people will want to do when they use these sites. One is to proofread anything they generate carefully. They will want to watch for spelling errors, transposed numbers in their contact information or other things that could delay or stop them from being hired. They should also learn how to write a cover letter, as these usually need to accompany a resume that is sent to employers. After people have used the tools on these sites, they should be able to easily write a resume.