Writing a resume can be very intimidating but in reality, the simple resumes get the best results when hiring managers are reviewing them. When we say simple resumes, we just mean giving the basic information needed that explains what you did, where you did it and how long where you there. And then tell us what education and other skills you have.
Below you will find an example of a simple resume. Let’s go through what each section is and how you can write your own resume!
What do I include on my resume?
At the top you should include your name & contact information.
You Objective should be one to two sentences explaining what you are looking for in your next job.
Work History and Experience
This is the most important part of your resume. This section should include:
- Dates worked at the company (These dates are important because hiring managers are going to look to see how long you worked at all of your jobs.)
- The Company Name
- What your Title was
- At least 3 bullet points explaining your duties
In this section include the School Name, the year completed/graduated and if it was a college degree you obtained, put what your degree is in.
We recommend ending you resume with a Skills section. This is an optional section but if you do have experience and knowledge with certain skills that go along with the job you are looking to obtain or are applying for, you should state them on your resume. Some example skills you can include are: Computer Skills like Microsoft Office Programs, Training you have received or are certified in and languages you speak if you are fluent in multiple. There are many, many other skills you could include, these are just a few examples. Put whatever makes you stand out and shows you are fit for the job.
It is best to type your resume on a computer and print it. If you do not have access to a computer and printer at your home, there are many libraries that have both printers and computers for anyone to utilize. One of the benefits of working with City & National Employment is we will help you develop your resume here in our office when you come for an interview with us!
That’s basically it. If you have the experience for the position and show that you have the desire to evolve within a company for a period of time, the chances of you receiving an interview sky rocket! Let your resume set the stage and then you sell yourself in your interview.