Wednesday, June 23, 2010

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Most Common Elements Of An Effective Resume

Your resume is a piece of paper (or an electronic document) that serves to introduce you to the people who will eventually hire you. To write a thoughtful resume, you must thoroughly assess your personality, your accomplishments, and the skills you have acquired. The act of composing and submitting a resume also requires you to carefully consider the company or individual that might hire you. What are they looking for, and how can you meet their needs? 

There are a variety of ways to organize and present your information. Distilling your work experience, education, and interests into such a small space requires preparation and thought. It serves as a workbook and a place to write down your experiences, while also including the techniques you’ll need to pull all the necessary elements together.

An effective resume is composed of information that employers are most interested in knowing about a prospective job applicant. This information is conveyed by a few essential elements. The following is a list of elements that are found in most resumes—some essential, some optional.
  • Heading
  • Objective and/or Keyword Section
  • Work Experience
  • Education
  • Honors
  • Activities
  • Certificates and Licenses
  • Publications
  • Professional Memberships
  • Special Skills
  • Personal Information
  • References
The first step in preparing your resume is to gather information about yourself and your past accomplishments. Later you will refine this information, rewrite it using effective language, and organize it into an attractive layout. But first, let’s take a look at each of these important elements individually so you can judge their appropriateness for your resume. Good Luck To Land in Your Dream Job!

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