Resume Building – it’s more than experience

Resumes are supposed to give would-be employers a snapshot of your skills, abilities, and how you’ve used them. So, what happens if you’re just out of school, or just returning to the job market after raising a family? What do you put on your resume?
Notice I didn’t say a snapshot of your past jobs? Too often, job seekers believe a resume is all about the jobs they’ve held.
Actually, it’s less about the job and more about what you did on the job.
As a student, you’ve juggled class time, home work, and your outside activities. You have organizational skills. Highlight them.
As a parent, you’ve organized snack schedules for your child’s games, delegated tasks at your church, or child’s school and probably assisted with sort of fundraising effort. Showcase those efforts.
Let employers know what you have to offer, not just the jobs you’ve held. – Ron


1 Response to “Resume Building – it’s more than experience”

  1. 1 Kao Moua Her April 8, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    I am building my resume for a teaching position. Please provide me a resume example. Also, any tips on cover letters?

    Thanks and God bless!

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