It’s never too early to be thinking about your resume – how to write it, what to include, what not to include. Earlier this week, we gave you some resume tips. Here are some more we hope you find helpful.
On our university’s website, we feature the Optimal Resume, where you’ll find a variety of resume-writing tools, including samples. In fact, you can search for all kinds of sample resumes for various employment segments, including education and training, sales, health care practitioners, community and social services, and business and finance. The resume samples are also broken down by experience level – entry level, mid-career, and experienced. And, Optimal Resume also features resume-writing tips for each of those employment categories.
If you’re looking for a job in business and finance, you should:
- highlight your financial contributions to the company
- distinguish yourself from everyone else
- include the right keywords in your resume
If you’re interested in a career in community and social services, your resume should:
- Prominently display your education
- Showcase your publications and presentations
- Make sure you feature any honors and awards
- Describe any populations that you may have worked with before
However, Optimal Resume doesn’t just offer resume samples but also includes website samples in case you’re one of those really creative types who wants to create your own site to show a potential employer.
If you have a minute, try it out and let us know what you think.