The main point of a resume is to get an interview. In a resume, the employer needs to know why you are interested in the job and what you can offer the company.
Most students make the mistake of just telling about themselves instead of relating the resume to the
particular job they are trying to get.
A resume that incorporates your future goals rather than merely summing up your past job history will
separate you from the competition. Remember, a resume should be straightforward, focused, and visually inviting.
Ten steps to follow for an effective resume:
1. It has visual appeal.
2. It highlights your strengths and makes the most of what you have to offer.
3. It's descriptions of your work experience emphasize problem solving skills and specific accomplishments rather than duties.
4. Make sure your resume is free of poor spelling and grammar.
5. Use a loose outline format.
6. Presents the most important information first. Employers generally skim resumes and may only read the first few entries.
7. Include your current address and phone number. If an employer can't find you, he can't hire you!
8. Do not exceed two pages.
9. State your professional direction.
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1. A resume must never exceed one page. True ____ False ____
2. Employers generally read entire resumes. True ____ False ____
3. It is not important to leave a telephone number. True ____ False ____
4. Writing your resume is the best way to get attention. True ____ False ____
5. Heading should change as the topic changes. True ____ False ____