To write the perfect resume
, begin by studying resume samples
. These will give you ideas on what to include and how to format your document. Next, jot down a few things that you will need to know for your resume. Make a list of your employment for the past 15 years. Note skills you learned on the job as well as any accomplishments and successes. Now you're ready to organize your information. Start with your name and contact information at the top of the resume. Follow this up with a professional summary. Then have a section for your qualifications. Next list your work history in reverse chronological order and include bulleted lists of your responsibilities and achievements for each job. Last write down your education in reverse chronological order. That is the outline for a perfect resume. When you have filled in all the information, show it to friends and family members for their feedback. Ask them if it's easy to read, if they can understand what you have accomplished in your career, and if it's focused on a specific career path. After making the changes they suggest, proofread it several times for typos and grammar mistakes. You can also submit it to a professional to read and proof for you.