When creating your resume, you'll want to present yourself in the best light possible to your prospective employers. Here are some helpful tips to help you write an effective resume.
Use Action Verbs
Action verbs make your description of your accomplishments stand out. Use them as the first words in bulleted lists of skills, accomplishments and responsibilities.
Keywords are description words and phrases, usually nouns that may be associated with certain industries. By using keywords, you are showing that you have studied certain subjects, know how to use specific tools and have a certain type of skill set.
What keywords should you use?
- Keywords and phrases that appear in the job posting
- Visit the employers website and view for additional keywords
- Talk to people in the industry and ask them about the qualifications for the position you are hoping to gain
Please download and print the Tips & Resume Outline. This is a worksheet that you can work through and complete. This will serve as a lasting resource as you can update it throughout your career life and as your employment experience grows.