Your resume is your most important calling card in your job search.
It should include the following information:
Contact information. Include phone, mail and email contact information.
In addition, make sure your voicemail message is professional. A message
that is too casual can create a negative impression.
Career objective. You may choose to list or not list your career
objective. If your objective doesn't match the recruiter's needs, you
may miss out on a golden opportunity. However, a clearly stated career
objective can help your recruiter find your ideal career match.
Summary statement. Your summary should be brief.
- Include your title and years of experience.
- List pertinent skills.
- Discuss your character traits or work style.
Example: "Financial Accountant with over 10 years' experience
with two Fortune 500 companies. Technical skills include P&L, budgeting,
forecasting and variance reporting. Bilingual in Spanish and English.
Self-starter who approaches every project in a detailed, analytical
Professional experience. List each position held in reverse chronological
order, dating back at least ten years. If you held multiple positions
within the same company, list them all to show advancement and growth.
The body of each position description should describe your responsibilities
Other components. Include education, professional training,
affiliations/appointments, licenses, technical skills and languages.
Do not include studies or courses which never culminated in a recognized
degree or certificate.
Personal information. Do not include personal information such as
12 Accomplishments Employers Want To See
- Increased revenues
- Saved money
- Increased efficiencies
- Cut overhead
- Increased sales
- Improved workplace safety
- Purchasing accomplishments
- New products/new lines
- Improved record keeping process
- Increased productivity
- Successful advertising campaign
- Effective budgeting
Your recruiter can provide you a sample template for organizing this information
if you request it. Alternatively, you can click on the link below for
a sample formatted resume:
Formatted Resume [Word Doc]