You will need a resume for college, scholarships and job applications.
Select a resume format that highlights your strengths.
Resumes come in many shapes and sizes. While there is no "correct" resume format, you should select one that highlights your strengths. For example, a student with little work experience might choose a format that emphasizes academic achievement first.
Below are sample resumes that provide a variety of formats.
- Proofread - have your family and friends read through your resume and specifically look for incorrect spelling and grammar.
- Be truthful - although your resume is meant to be a tool used to sell yourself, it does not mean you should fib about your experiences. Make sure your facts and dates are correct.
- Providing too much information - a good rule of thumb is to keep a resume to one page. You may use a cover letter to add more information about yourself.
- Correct format and paper - a resume is a professional document. You want it to look clean and simple for the reader to scan easily through it. Do not use bright paper or scented stationery (remember Elle Woo