By Alaysha Riley
This guide includes the best tips, templates, and resources for you to create your own stellar resume. If you still need help, come to our resume workshop Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. We will be located in room 244 at the J. Paul Leonard Library at SFSU. The following week we will be hosting a workshop where you can apply to jobs with your updated resume. POW wants you to succeed and get your dream job!
The purpose of your resume is to tell your story with your skills, experiences, and qualities that demonstrate you are a great fit for the company. Remember to do your research and know the job and the company you are applying to so you can effectively craft your resume.
There are three resume formats. Choose a format that best suits the job you are applying for. The resume formats include:
*Not in chronological order
The header is meant to include the most important information on your resume. This should include your name, basic contact information, and possibly a link to your portfolio.
This may include a section such as a summary or highlights of your most important accomplishments and skills. This is a way to draw the reader in and make them read more. An introduction is important but a resume is better off without a poor introduction.
Work experience is the most valuable section in your resume. Remember to write your accomplishments not history/tasks. Most often, work experience is displayed in reverse chronological order, meaning your most recent job is listed first. If you do have a highly relevant position, there is no rule against re-ordering your work history to put the most relevant job first.
Every work experience entry should include:
It is important to include your core skills and the level of competency in each skill. Remember not to include skills that are not relevant to the job.
Extra Sections (if applicable)
Want more help? Download the resume template, examples, and cover letters located at the bottom of the page. Plus, check out these great resources here and here and here.
Will you be coming to our resume workshop? Let us know in the comments!