Typically, a tailor-made application and resume will be the most common requirements for an application package. A resume summarizes you as a job candidate and showcases your professional highlights and accomplishments.
Here are 10 tips to writing a great resume:
Use an eye-catching,easy-to-read format. Include headings, bold print and bullets on your resume as it’s more reader-friendly and easy for a hiring manager to skim through.
Do not regurgitate the same information between your resume and your state application. You want your resume to containnew information, not a repeat of what the hiring manager has already read.
Usespecific examplesto highlight your accomplishments. Your state application has your full employment history, be selective on what you put on your resume.
Put yourstrongest achievementsand qualifications at the top of your resume just as you would highlight your strongest points in an interview.
Add a “Selected Highlights” section to your resume and align key achievements, skills, and experiences to the position to catch the hiring manager’s attention.
Include onlyrelevant job experience. If your resume is padded (i.e. adding false or exaggerated information), some hiring managers will question your qualifications.
Don’t try to be all things to all people. What are yourtop three (3) skillsthat align with the job? Focus and expand on those.
Read the duty statement(job description) carefully in order to better understand the role and take note of keywords and phrases that you'll want to use in your resume.
Create adifferent resumefor each job/position you are applying to. Resumes are not one-size-fits-all.
Proofreadyour resume. Given the competition, just one or two typos may eliminate you from consideration.