Resume Structure

By | March 23, 2009

The content of your resume will determine the structure you will choose to apply. Identify the relevant key points of your resume then decide how best to highlight them.

 Your career objective should come right below your name and contact information. Although it is optional to have an objective, a well written objective will grab the reader’s attention and make them interested enough to continue reading the rest of your resume.

Some employers make decisions based on career objectives when they are left with few candidates with the same skills and qualifications. These 1-3 sentences should therefore be tailored to suit the employer’s needs and should highlight your main strengths. 

 Use bold type for the headings. Some headings you may want to consider for your resume include: Education, work experience, skills, achievements, internships and volunteer work. Use bullets when listing points in each section.

Sections should have at least one and a half sentence spacing between them. The content of your resume should be arranged so that the strongest points come first.

As you list your experience, include specific details of roles you played and achievements you had had while working.

 Your resume is a self marketing tool. Don’t feel shy about making yourself look good. This is your opportunity to blow your own horn.

There is no one else who will represent you before the employer, only you. You should therefore make good use of your resume to make a strong impression on the employer. Show them the best of you.

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