• Keith Collins

Components of the Ideal Resume

A resume is a document that outlines your qualifications for employment. It includes your education, work experience, skills, and other relevant information. A resume is typically sent to employers when you are applying for a job.

The purpose of a resume is to get an employer's attention and interest so that you can be called in for an interview. A well-written resume will help you stand out from the competition and increase your chances of getting the job you want.

When writing your resume, it's important to keep in mind what employer are looking for. They want to know if you have the skills and experience necessary to do the job, and if you're someone they would want to work with on a daily basis. Keep this in mind as you write, and make sure every sentence serves a purpose.

Be clear and concise: use simple language that can be understood by everyone. Use action words to describe what you did: don't just say "responsible for," but give concrete examples of what that entailed ("created and implemented"). Tailor each resume specifically for the job you're applying to: don't send out generic resumes or ones that are clearly meant for another position entirely.

Highlight what makes you unique: Are you bilingual? Did you found or lead any organizations? Do any awards or recognition stand out? Anything that sets apart from other candidates should be included here so that employers can see why they should hire YOU over anyone else.

Proofread! Have multiple people look over your resume before sending it off- even small mistakes can reflect negatively on you as a candidate who didn't bother to double check their own work product.

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