Tips On Content - Including the Right Information
Employers need to have skills summarized in a uniform fashion so
resumes can be read very easily. To make your resume stand out remember
- Carefully examine the job posting to get an idea of what the company is looking for in a
candidate. Find background research on the company by using the
company's web pages, library databases, and contacting people in the
the resume so
information most applicable to job is highlighted and given priority.
For example the experience in within the industry may be more important
for management positions than education.
listing your duties or responsibilities, focus on listing
accomplishments and ways that you made a difference when working. Show
how you have gone over and above the requirements for the position
may be special
programs that you have completed or skills that you have that do not
fit neatly into one of the typical categories of a resume (e.g.
military service). It is a good idea to keep a record of these skills.
Often they are included under a separate section entitled "Special
best way to overcome
weaknesses is not by hiding them, but to identify a corresponding
strength to make up for the weakness. For example, if you were applying
for a position requiring a Master’s degree while you have a
Bachelor's degree, then you should highlight areas of experience to
demonstrate you are highly qualified.
- If you have been on the job market for less than 5 years, then the details
of your education are a critical component.
- If you are in school and
also working part-time or involved with sports, include this
information on your resume. It will demonstrate that you have time
management skills and the ability to multi-task.