A resume is a reflection of your specific skills, abilities and accomplishments that allows you to "market" your knowledge and experience to an employer. It provides information that lets an employer know if you are a good match for the job. Remember, the main purpose of a resume is to get your foot in the door.
Tips For Writing Your Resume
Your resume should be a well-organized profile of your qualifications for a position, accentuating your most marketable skills and experiences. Avoid a dishonest resume. Your resume should also communicate enough information to an employer to elicit further interest. Omit personal pronouns, avoid wordiness, and don't get bogged down in details that are of no interest to potential employers. The best way to do this is to compare your word choices with those on the job announcement.
Workforce Solutions of the Concho Valley provides the following assistance with resume writing:
- WorkInTexas.com - includes online resume wizard
- WinWay Resume - is an easy to use "wizard" driven resume builder
- Classes offered twice a week
- Microsoft Word - contains very helpful resume templates that can be easily accessed by going to "File," "New" and then to "Resume" or "Other"
- Fax machine for quick resume or application submission
- Laser printer for high quality printing