Your resume is your most important calling card in your job search. It should include the following information:
Cover Letter - Always provide a cover letter that clearly addresses:
qWhy you are the best candidate for the job.
qWhat value you will add to the company.
qHow your qualifications are a match for what the employer is seeking.
Include phone, mail and email contact information. In addition, make sure your voicemail message is professional. A message that is too casual can create a negative impression.
You may choose to list or not list your career objective. If your objective doesn’t match the recruiter’s needs, you may miss out on a golden opportunity. However, a clearly stated career objective can help your recruiter find your ideal career match.
Your summary should be brief.
qInclude your Title and years of experience;
qList pertinent skills;
qDiscuss your character traits or work style.
List each position held in reverse chronological order, dating back at least 15 years but preferably your entire career.If you held multiple positions within the same company, list them all to show advancement and growth.The body of each position description should describe your responsibilities and accomplishments.
Include Education, Professional Training, Affiliations/Appointments, Licenses, Technical Skills and Languages.
Do not include personal information such as marital status, age, etc.