When Employers advertise for a position sometimes they receive hundreds of resumes a week by snail-mail, e-mail or job boards. However the truth is most employers only pick a few resumes for a job interview.That is why it is so important how you construct your resume, so that you don't get looked over and filed in the trash bin.
Here are a few examples of how to make a resume that will get read by employers.
Keep it short and simple.
Limit your resume to one page.
Keep your sentences short and brief.
Use simple, everyday language.
Be positive and enthusiastic but don't exaggerate.
Don't give class, grades, or GPA or mention salary or wages.
Don't list personal references.
Use 8.5" by 11" paper.
Avoid fancy type such as outline, script, or other difficult to read styles.
Avoid cutesy artwork or pictures.
Double space between sections.
Bold, or Underline or CAPITALIZE section headings so they stand out. Use dots or asterisks at the beginning of a list.
Proofread for spelling and grammar.
The nuts and bolts of a resume are:
Skills and Abilities
Other information that you think is relevant you can share at the time of the interview, especially if it is something negative in your past that you need to address. The objective should be to give enough information that they will want to set-up an interview with you.
You can prepare a great resume at your local library or by accessing your word database file on your computer. Even if you choose to hire someone to write your resume it is no guarantee that it will be the one the employer will read.