A resume will do you no good if a hiring manager is unable to follow it. You can review our resume format checklist for guidance, but here are some general tips on how you should format a resume
. First, you need a header consisting of your full name and contact information. You then want to delve into the professional summary. In the past, most employers asked for an objective statement, which essentially consisted of the applicant saying what he or she wanted out of a career. A professional summary is different in that you need to list your most pertinent qualifications for the position in question. Next, you want to make a list of skills, including technical, language, and customer service skills. The largest portion of your resume will go toward work history. Include two or three of your most recent jobs and what you accomplished at each one. Finally, you can include a section for your education. Some customization is available for this general format. For example, you can have sections dedicated to awards, volunteer experience, and publications if they are relevant to the job you want.