The first thing you need to do when you are looking for a job is learn how to do a resume. You don’t have to go to a resume service to have a professional looking resume. Just get a piece of paper to make some notes. With a computer, some decent paper and a good printer, you will be on your way.
First up is to write down all of the places that you have worked at. Jot down the dates that you worked, just month and year are sufficient, the dates that you left and the position you held at that job.
Next write down all of your duties and responsibilities at these jobs. Write down everything – you will be surprised at the number of things that you did on a regular basis that you took for granted. These are the skills that are going to get you a new job.
Now you can start inputting the information onto the computer. Center the page and on the first four lines enter your name, address and phone number. You can add your email address with your phone number if you like.
Skip down a few spaces and enter the first title – Objective. Keep this simple – To get a career position as an Administrative Assistant that will utilize my experience and skills.
Next up is Education – anything past high school only. You can list any classes or seminars you have attended as well.
Summary of Qualifications is where you will list all of your skills using bulleted copy. Use phrases like: Over 5 years experience as an Administrative Assistant; Computer literate in Microsoft Word, Photoshop, etc.
The rest of the resume will consist of your Work Experience. Start with month and year you started to the month and year you left. Then list your position or title at the job, name of the company and city and state it was located in. Here is where you add in everything you did in each position.
Lastly, if you can get some good recommendations from past employers, add the following: References available upon request.
Look over your information, go over it with spell check, print it on good paper and you now know how to do a resume.