Resume Building

Resume Tips for landing your next career

Making your resume, particularly from scratch, can seem like an entire project on its own. Don’t let this become larger than it actually is. Making your resume should be quite basic. Start off with your most recent job and work your way backwards. Employers prefer to go through a chronological resume, one that tells us your history. Be sure to feature a section on your education and training, and any associations you may be a member of. If you have some volunteer work you would like to show off, include that too.

Composing a cover letter must be a standard practice, and it should be tailored to the company you are applying to. List their company name and address in your letter and direct it to their HR Team or the specific Hiring Manger for the role. Name the exact job title you are applying to instead of referencing the open role.

Your cover letter does not have to be very long, but it should be neat and tidy, formatted in a way that conveys your attention to detail, and consist of information about the company that required you to look up. It is the first impression to what follows.