Three valuable tools to help you get a job are A resume, and cover letter, and a job application form. A resume is part of almost any job search, and it is often the first impression an employer will have of you, a one page cover letter is as important as your resume itself, and a job application form serves as a screening device. In the following text, we will walk you through the creation of a resume.
You may be asked to include a resume with a job application or bring it with you to an interview. If your resume is professional and attention getting, it may secure you an interview with someone who has the power to hire you. Here are some guidelines to help you get your resume noticed.
Make sure every word is true. Focus on your skills, education, and training.
Include awards, hobbies, and volunteer activities. In addition to specific
duties in previous jobs, highlight your accomplishments at work. You may list
references, but only with their permission, or add “References furnished
Include basic information, such as your name, address, and telephone number. Omit personal data such as your age, height and weight, the condition of your health, and marital and parental status.
Keep your resume brief, accurate, and up to date—no more than one or two pages. Carefully check for errors in spelling or grammar. By creating the resume on a computer and saving it to a personal disk, you wont have to re-key the entire document when updates are needed.
“Customize” your resume to use when you’re applying for different jobs. Instead of distributing a single generic document, create revisions that are customized for specific job openings.