I am looking to apply for a job and I need to hand in a resume. How do I go about making one and what information should I include on it?
asked Sep 06 '10 at 14:18
A resume should include your full legal name and contact information, a short list of references (people you've worked for in the past who can speak to your skills, work ethic, etc.,) and a concise list of the jobs you've held previously, what your duties in that job were and what timeframe you held each position. A resume also typically includes information about your education (college, community college, tradeschool, certifications, military service, etc.)
Some people recommend keeping a resume to a single page, but it depends on the person, their skills and previous work history and the type of job they're applying for.
There are literally thousands of example resumes online, and resume templates, so beyond the above just search and find one that suits your style and the job you're seeking.
Also, if you've had a wide variety of jobs, some of which are wholly unrelated to the job you're seeking (especially if they were seasonal in nature,) it is both acceptable and expected that you'll omit the irrelevant positions. However, if your work experience is limited, or there are gaps (periods of unemployment or under-employment) do not omit any legitimate, paying work you've done. If you've been self-employed, you can include that if you feel its relevant to your position.
Your name, and the hours you would like to work....
answered Sep 06 '10 at 15:37
Here is the headings I use in the UK, I guess it might act as a rough layout. I'd put the whole thing in but someone might rip the whole thing. Might be diff for USA. Soo many ways to do it though.
Name, Address, Phone number.
Applications and Technical Skills:
Referees available on request
answered Sep 06 '10 at 15:49