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How to Write a Resume

One of the most important things that can make or break your job search is your resume, especially when you have little or no work experience. If you need to write an impressive and smart resume, you’ve come to the right place. Read on to learn some useful tips:

  • Choose a standardized and simple format, don’t make it too fancy.
  • Avoid scented sheets or crazy fonts. Always use off-white or heavy weight plain white paper.
  • Ensure that your contact details are up-to-date and accurate. Include your primary contact information, email address and a cell phone number..
  • If your email id has an overly cutesy or dirty nickname, you better open a new email address with your actual name. Nothing is more unimpressive than an immature email.
  • Add an introductory paragraph of at least two sentences, called an objective statement, speaking about your strongest personality traits. Highlight traits that are most appropriate to the job you are applying for.
  • Never try to bluff your potential employer if you don’t have any work experience. Instead, find ways to make the experience you have in community activities or volunteer work applicable to the job.
  • List course work or work experience from your college and school. If possible, get a reference letter from your professor or teacher of the courses which you’ve mentioned.
  • Make list of all your extra-curricular activities such as sports, music and theater, school committees and clubs, religious groups, etc. If you had an authority position in any of these activities or committees, make a note of it and explain your duties.

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