Writing a Resume

Gather Information and Create or Update Your Resume

Gather all the information that you will need to apply for jobs online. This includes updating your resume, if you have one, and collecting specific details like dates of employment for your past jobs, contact information for those employers, and a list of references.

If you don’t already have a resume, now is the time to make one! Most online job applications will ask you to provide a copy of your resume. A good resume will provide the following information:

  • Your name and contact information, including address, phone number and email address
  • Work history, beginning with your most recent job
    • Employer’s name and contact information
    • Job title
    • Job duties
    • Dates employed
  • Education, beginning with your most recent
  • Skills – this section can be customized for each job you apply for

Here are some links that explain how to create a quality resume: