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How do you create a resume?

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To create a resume you need to choose a format type, assess your abilities, and do your research. As this process can be quite lengthy, usually a couple of hours, allow ample time to complete the task.

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  1. Select the layout

    There are three types of resumes: chronological, functional and combination. Chronological resumes emphasize your work history. A functional resume focuses on your skills, and a combination resume includes elements from both formats. Select the one that works best for you. Monster is a good resource for sample resumes, as of 2014.

  2. Create a header

    The header identifies you and provides the employer with your contact information. This section includes your name, address, telephone number and email address. Add the header to the top of your resume.

  3. Assess your skills

    Make a list of the skills you have acquired through jobs, education and volunteer work. Focus on how your skills can be beneficial to potential employers.

  4. Research the target job

    Focus your resume on a specific job. Look up skills that are essential to the job. Compare your skills to those that are required by the job. Select the skills you have in common, and tailor your resume to your target job. Add those skills to your resume.

  5. Proofread

    Always proofread your resume, and correct any errors before submitting.

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