BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A resume is the first thing your potential employer sees and is key to your marketing strategy. Here is a breakdown of essential tips and checklist from five local experts on building and constructing your resume.
- Make sure that your resume is up to date and the contact information is stated clearly at the top of your resume.
- Use a professional email involving your name.
- Spell check everything even applications you submit online.
- Put your experience and education that applies to the position in orders,starting at the stop with your most recent experience.
- If you have a work gap, you can include a few sentences between employment on your resume.
Our experts suggest tailoring your resume for each job. Having a "cookie-cutter" resume will not help you stand out. Look at each the job skills that are required and incorporate them that resume. Focusing on a quality application, not quantity is important.
Employers may not read your cover letter because they have so many applications to look through, so writing an objective is essential. An objective is stated at the top of your resume under your name and contact information. For a well written objective answer these questions:
- Do you want a full-time or part-time job?
- How does this job align with your career path?
- What type of growth are you looking for?
- What skills do you bring to the company?
"How to Get the Job" local experts:
- Suki Mahal, Recruiting Specialist, Express Employment Professionals
- Laura Hill, CEO, Pinnacle Recruitment Services
- Bob Meadows, Business Development Director, City of Shafter
- Arleana Waller, Founder, ShePower Leadership Academy
- Cheryl Scott, Executive Director, Kern Economic Development Foundation