How to Type a Resume

By: Aseriah Jordan

Typing a resume these days has become very simple,especially if you have the write software. You can buy a cheap resume writingsoftware for around $35, but you will most than likely get a very genericlooking resume.

In order to type up a good resume you first need to know thebasic components a resume is made up of. Thesecomponents are:

  • Job Objective or Summary of Qualifications
  • Experience
  • Accomplishments
  • Capabilities or Skills
  • Education

You will usually use them in that order, but there are somesituations where you may need to highlight your Skills before your workexperience. This brings me to the next step of typing a resume, The Formatting…Choosingthe right formatting will highlight your best assets to the Employer.

Here are the Two thatyou really need to know:

  • Chronological
  • Functional

Chronological formatting is the most common and is obviouslythe best to use if you have had no big gaps in your work history and you’lllist your work experience from most recent to so on. Also if you’ve beensteadily moving up the same profession path during your career, this formatwill suit you.

?Functional formattingis good to use if you are changing careers or have had setbacks in your workingprofession. The reason for this is because you’ll list your accomplishmentsbefore your employment history. ?Byhighlighting your skills first, you are sort of drawing attention away fromyour lack of experience and more towards you abilities.

Ok, now that you know what makes up a resume and have chosenthe best formatting for your resume, now you can start writing. A tool I liketo use is a 19 question questionnaire that helps me break down the informationI will need for my resume. ?You can findit . Once youhave answered the questions, the rest is a piece of cake.

With the questions you’ve answered, there is nothing leftthen to fit them into the components we have discussed earlier. ?Once you’ve have done so, you have just createda one of a kind resume and should get ready to blow any employer outta thewater.

In Summary

Once you know what a resume consist of, then you know whatkind of formatting there is. Then when you fill out the free questionnaire, therest is just putting the puzzle together. If you would like to see an exampleof a resume I have written or need further help in writing a resume, head on overto and I would bemore than happy to help. ???

Good luck in your Job search and writing.

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