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Building the Perfect Resume

Building a resume takes some effort, but with our tips below we will help you build your perfect resume.  If you want your potential employer to think you are responsible, organized, hard working, and all of those qualities I know you have, then you need your resume to be all of these things.

Make sure you keep it short.  Yes it would be fabulous to have all of our innate qualities on paper, but that is just not reasonable.  Keeping it to one page is an excellent start.

Always be neat.  Using bullet points and all of those fun formatting styles will keep it looking fresh and clear.  You don’t want your potential employer to have to sift through your resume to figure out what your skills really are, so make it simple and neat.

Be concise whenever you are writing and use action words (verbs) and phrases that show your experience. 

Never ever lie!  You must be honest on your resume or else you could damage your reputation in the working world, not to mention you don’t want to be stuck doing a job that they think you know how to do, when in actuality you have no clue!

Make sure you include your name, address, phone number, and email address at the top.  This makes your name and contact information easy to access.

Always proof read your resume, and it is best to have someone else help you edit and revise it. 

You must have your work experience on the resume, even if all you have ever done is mow lawns and babysit.  You can discuss the skills you have and are required for such jobs.

It is always a nice touch to include volunteer hours, honors, and awards that you have done or received.  This is where all of those years of volunteering at the animal shelter will pay off! 

Depending on where you are applying, you might need to include a cover letter with your resume that explains how you found the position, reasons why you are interested and why you would make a good candidate for the job.

Always remember once you have submitted your resume to follow up with the employer a few days later, that way you know they have all the info they need, and that you are truly interested in the position. 

If you have any questions or comments on building a resume, then shout back at us, that is why we are here!

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