Your resume is your opportunity to stand out among dozens, if not hundreds, of other applicants. It needs to highlight your skills and experience while painting a picture of how you will add value to an organization. Creating a resume may seem overwhelming, but these tips will help you create a resume you are proud to share with prospective hiring managers.
Creating a Professional Resume
By taking the time to prepare a professional resume, you show a potential employer that you are serious about your career. It reveals your top skills and personality to the hiring manager. It is important to tailor your resume to highlight the skills you possess for the position you want.
Landing your dream job within your chosen field can become a reality with the right resume! Sometimes the hardest part is knowing where to start. These tips will help!
- Heading – Use the top of the page to clearly list your name, current address, email address, and contact phone number. You want to make it as easy as possible for hiring professionals to reach you. If your resume is more than one page in length, you will want to list your name and phone number as the header on each page.
- Professional Summary– This area gives you an opportunity to show a potential employer how you are qualified for the position you are seeking. You will want to highlight your qualifications and include any achievements or skills that would be relevant.
- Education – Start with your most recently completed degree and work your way back. If you are currently in school, you can list the degree you are actively working towards and you can list relevant course work that demonstrates your knowledge and skills that make you suitable for a specific position.
- Experience – There are various resume templates you can use that allow you to summarize your experience. A chronological style lists your work history in order starting with the most recent position first and working your way back in time. A functional resume focuses more on skills and abilities. Many people use a combination resume so they can highlight key skills and qualifications and then list their employment history. If you do not have a lot of experience you can show education and skills you have developed including extracurricular activities, internships or volunteer work.
- Responsibilities – A hiring manager may look at your resume for less than 60 seconds, so make it easy for them to get a good picture of your abilities. You can do this by listing your skills using bullet points, listing key accomplishments, and/or notable projects that are relevant to the position you are seeking.
- Certifications and Licenses – You work hard to enhance your capabilities as a professional. It is important to list the active certifications or licenses you hold.
The most important thing to remember about writing a resume is that it is your chance to showcase yourself to prospective employers. So remember to check for spelling and grammatical errors before submitting a resume. Cover letters are also a great way to show hiring managers why you want to work for their organization and what you can bring to the table.
At Wesley Enhanced Living, we are seeking individuals who are career-minded and see our opportunities as a way to grow professionally while making a positive impact. Individuals should be able to demonstrate the skills necessary to be successful in our environment and show that they have the capability and drive to move the company forward. We encourage candidates to highlight specific accomplishments or achievements relevant to the position by pulling examples from their past experiences.
If you are inspired by our mission to make a compelling difference in the lives of seniors, are enthusiastic about life-long learning, and are seeking employment in a close-knit community where your strengths will be valued, then please learn more about career opportunities.