In these economic times, everyone needs a job. I your are like me, you don’t care what type of job it is. The only thing that truly matters is that you are employed. I myself have looked for jobs and just filled out an application. But some of these jobs require that you have to have a resume along with the job. Some of these jobs say that they are optional. I think it would be a good thing to write one even if it is optional because it will compliment your application. So you have a few options. You can just forget about the application and keep searching for jobs with more effort than actually doing the job. You can pay a website to make you a generic application used with templates and fill-in-the-blanks spaces. Or you can write a genuine resume that employers will see that you put a lot of effort into it.
You should write a resume according to your desired job title or position. For example, if you wanted to be an investment banker, you will need to show in your resume that you have the skills and certifications to be an investment banker. You will want to focus on the employer’s needs instead of yours. We all know what we want; money. But you need to have multiple reasons why the employer should hire you. Also a great resume shows your qualities and achievements. Then you should have a section that backs up the statements. A statement without evidence is a claim. Which most people do not believe because they do not know if it is a fact or not. You should always be completely honest in your resume. If you are called in for an interview and the employer asks about something specific, he or she will want you to verify. If it comes up false or that you were lying, then you might not get the job and most likely never be able to submit an application to that company.
Now that you know the basics of a resume, it is time to start writing. You will want your full government name, birth-date, address and a reliable contact number. Then you should move on to the important pieces of a resume. Start off with your job experience. I would put down the last three to six recent jobs that you have had. You would want to put down jobs that you were actually paid with a check rather than under the table. You will need your education. Put the highest level of education you did. Put down if you did or did not graduate by stating a diploma. degree. or certification. Put down any awards that you have received and state where they are from. Also write down what have you done in the community. You can put down anything from helping out at the public library to a non-profit organization. Also if you have any comments from your supervisor about your work ethic, I would put them down as well. Do not put down anything with a negative connotation. Last but not least, add your references. Avoid using any supervisor from your past. You will want to state their name, job title, address, and reliable phone number.
You will now need to save your resume. Save it in multiple place. Save it on your computer, usb flash drive, and e-mail. I personally save my resumes in my email because it is online. You can easily lose access to your personal computer due to viruses and crashes. Your usb flash drive can also be easily misplaced due to size or even broken because it is so fragile. Carry multiple copies to events such as job fairs. I carried more than one copy when I went to a job fair because I knew that I would apply for more than one job. I hope this article was helpful for you. Now you can write your own resume and go get employed.