Writing a resume may seem easy in retrospect, but when you’re sitting in front of your computer, looking at the cursor blinking, it may be a bit more difficult to figure out where to start. Begin by writing out a list of your achievements. Discuss past jobs, volunteering opportunities, your school history, and specific achievements, such as events you’ve participated in and awards you’ve received. Once you complete that step, open up a word document and add a header. In the header, write your name, email address, and phone number. Underneath your header, create bolded or underlined titles for the information you already wrote down. From there, using bullets, discuss your experiences underneath each title. On the bottom of a resume, you should always include references. Good references include past bosses, teachers, and other leaders you’ve worked with. If you’ve never had a job before, it’s okay to use family and friends as references as long as you write a professional explanation explaining who they are. For example, if you’re in a club at school and you want to ask a friend in your club to be one of your references, don’t write ‘friend’ in the explanation. Instead, write something more professional, such as ‘Teammate”. Hopefully these tips will help you write a solid resume. Once your resume is complete, it’s always a great idea to get critiques so your resume can become even more successful! Braathe Enterprises has a fantastic critique services program and I would recommend sending your new resume over in their direction!
By: Gigi Benami- BE Marketing Intern