Your resume is the tool which will get you into that interview room. It must sell you. A well written resume gets you halfway to your dream job.
Many people are not aware of what to include and not include in their resumes as they set out to build them. There are a few things you should take note of when building your resume.
Before the actual writing and compiling of your resume, decide on the type of job you want or industry you want to work in. Try to find out as much as you can about the industry in which you want to work.
If you have work experience, try to take a look back to the time when you were working and the accomplishments you had while there. This will help you build a job profile and therefore come up with a career objective.
You may have a dream job but there may be several other opportunities that will help you get to that dream job.
You should build several different resumes that are tailored to the specific situation. Avoid submitting the same resume for different job applications.
Highlight your accomplishments and quantify them. Many people are shy about listing their accomplishments for fear of seeming conceited. The truth is that you have to sell yourself in order to rise above the competition.
No one else is going to blow your horn for you. You should not over do it, but avoid down playing your accomplishments also. Reveal your results and show what benefit they were to the organization, school or community.