On your resume, your name should be the first thing on the page, at the top, with your address and phone number underneath. The rest of your resume should be divided into distinct sections with appropriate headings (in capital letters and either boldface or italicized) and should be lined up on the left margin. Skip lines between each entry.
The choice of headings differs from person to person, but it is a good idea to include the following:
- CAREER OBJECTIVE
- WORK EXPERIENCE (can be divided into professional and volunteer experience)
- SPECIAL SKILLS (or HONORS AND ACTIVITIES)
For a recent graduate, the PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE section may be rather short, so you should pay close attention to using active words and detail to make the most of what you have. Remember, just listing your job history is not enough; you need to demonstrate your qualifications by describing your responsibilities in detail.
Prepare your resume using MS Word
Using MS Word anyone can build a resume. It is very easy to input the individual information in the places indicated. Here is the process:
- Click on Start
- Click on New Office Document
- Click on Other Documents
- Pick a Resume Style or Resume Wizard
Prepare your resume using specialized web sites