In our experience, the chronological resume is the best format to use as it is most versatile in that it is adaptable to various career ambitions and highlights your skills and achievements from each job in an easy to read format. This resume format helps ensure a fair assessment of your skills and qualifications as a potential candidate. Tailor your resume to the job description and requirements of each specific position. Answer any questions asked in the job posting. Limit your resume to 1 or 2 pages in length.
Contact Information: Make sure your contact information is up to date and is at the top of your resume.
Objective: This is not necessary but can be helpful to include your job search objective.
Skills: Include a summary of your skills but make sure each skill is backed-up with where it was used in a previous job.
Professional History: List your previous work history and details about those positions. Include the companies you’ve worked for, when you were at that position, job titles, and describe specific duties and responsibilities, especially those that are related to the position you are applying for. Try to avoid gaps in your work history. Be specific about your achievements by, any technologies you’ve used, and any management duties. Backup your achievements with any numbers or figures.
Education and Achievements: List your education starting with the highest level achieved, date started and completed, and achievements and awards.
Personal Interests and Hobbies: If space allows, feel free to include a few personal interests or hobbies to show that you are a well-rounded individual who has a range of interests.