The most important thing you want to include on your resume is information that allows potential employers to recognize you as the person they're looking for. To do this, it's essential that you present your experience and accomplishments in a way that mirrors the duties described in the job requirements. If you include info about skills and education beyond that, even better.
By checking both analyst resume samples and job postings, you'll have a clearer picture of what a potential employer requires. You can focus attention on your qualifications by crafting a well-written resume with the following standard sections:
- Contact information (name/phone/email)
- Resume summary
- Work experience
There are two primary resume formats. The first is chronological, which lists work history with the most recent job first. This type is best suited for those who can show a steady progression in their field and who have no large gaps in employment. This is the format most familiar to hiring managers.
A functional resume format is often best for those with a non-traditional job history, gaps in employment, or who are considering a career change. Unlike the chronological format, this format would include either an accomplishments or highlights section after the summary and before the work experience section. The accomplishments section will contain greater detail about your qualifications and success than the work experience section, which would be primarily a list of previous employers and the position held.
A third possible resume format would be a combination of the two. A review of analyst resume samples will give you an idea which format will work best for you.