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Resume Writing Tips

A resume is a one-page summary of your skills, experiences, and education. It’s designed to grab your reader’s attention and get you an interview. Your resume is your personal marketing device, or webpage, telling others why you're qualified for the job. You need to have a resume when applying for work or volunteer opportunities.

Use My Stuff Job Central Resume Builder to create your resume. You can choose any of 3 the styles: Style 1 | Style 2 | Style 3  

Some resume-writing tips:

  • Include your best attributes and skills so the person will want to meet you.
  • Focus on your experience and education that’s relevant to the job you’re applying for.
  • Be honest.
  • Have someone read your draft and give you suggestions. Some people you might want to ask are school counselors, career center technicians, and teachers.
  • Make sure your resume is error free: check for spelling and grammar. Have someone else proofread it.
  • You need references. Ask your teacher, school counselor, club advisor, or coach to be a reference.

For an easy and quick start, go to the My Stuff Job Central Resume builder