Tips for building a strong Resume
Do you need to update your résumé or have you not put one together in the last 5+ years? Résumé formats change with the times, but some things remain constant.
1. Below your personal information (name, address, phone number, email address) write a short "Summary" of what you have done the last 3-5 years and how it could benefit a prospective employer. This looks better than writing an "Objective" which is more about your needs and wants rather than the talent that you have to offer a prospective employer.
2. Under "Work Experience" list each position that you have had for the last 10 - 15 years in chronological order with your current or most recent employer first (Organization, Dates of Employment, City and Your Title). Do not omit jobs that you have had in the past because:
a) You are not going into the process being fully honest.
b) You never know "who knows who" and will tell a prospective hiring authority they worked with you three years ago and it's not on your résumé.
3. Under each employer list your specific responsibilities and more importantly your personal achievements. "Through account rounding I have brought an extra $85,000 in revenue to our company".
4. Then finally, list your "Education" including College, Licenses, Designations, or anything else that is pertinent to you bettering your knowledge.