Resume Format

Tuesday, 29. December 2009


Use the following information to format your resume. Compile a list of information to include in your resume and then format it to make a customized resume to send to employers.

Your Contact Information
First Last Name, Street Address, City, State, PIN,
Phone (Cell/Residence), Email Address


Objective
It should be a sentence or two about your employment goals. An objective that describes why you are the perfect candidate for the job can help your resume stand out.

Career Highlights / Qualifications
This is a customized section of your resume that lists key achievements, skills, traits, and experience relevant to the position for which you are applying to highlight your relevant experience.

Experience
This section of your resume includes your work history. List the companies you had worked for, dates of employment, the positions you held and a bulleted list of responsibilities and achievements as follows:-

Job Title
Responsibilities / Achievements

Education

List the colleges you attended, the degrees you attained and any special awards and honors you had earned.

Skills
Include skills related to the position / career field that you are applying for i.e. computer skills, language skills.

References available(on request)
There is no need to include references in your resume. Rather, make a separate list of references to give to employers upon request.

Customize Your Resume
In all cases, be sure to personalize and customize your resume, so, it reflects your skills and abilities and connects them to the jobs you are applying for.

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