May 23, 2019 - 01:20 PM
- the header (which contains your name and contact information)
- the summary statement
- the skills section
- the work experience section
- the education section
Each of these sections must be thorough yet succinct, and free of typos and grammar errors.
Writing a high-quality resume takes time and a focused effort. Start by writing down all of your previous jobs, and the time periods you were employed at these jobs. Then, write down your most notable duties and accomplishments from these jobs. Then, write out your education (schools you attended and degrees you received), as well as your skills (both hard and soft skills).
When writing out your most notable duties and accomplishments from previous (or current) jobs, think in quantifiable terms. Did you manage a certain number of people? Did you save a certain amount of money? Did you manage a budget? Did you beat a sales goal? Did you complete a project early? Did you review a certain number of documents each day? Did you work with a certain number of customers? The more you can quantify your work, the easier it will be for future employers to understand your strengths.
A resume is typically one or two pages in length. If you are at the beginning of your career, your resume should be one page. If you are mid-career, your resume can be one-and-a-half to two pages. If you are senior level, your resume can be a full two pages.
There's a lot to get right when it comes to writing a high-quality resume. There's also so much more to cover! Consider using LiveCareer's Resume Builder or Resume Templates to get the job done right. You can also learn how to write a resume from scratch with LiveCareer.