One thing that has made me genuinely worried about my future is the fact that I have absolutely no clue how to write a resume. I have no idea how I would even start it. I mean how would you even start it? “Hi, my name is…and I really want this job because of…, and I would be good at this job because of…, so please give me this job.” Well after some research I have found out there is a bit more to it that that, actually quite a bit more.
The surface level of a resume consist of where you got your education, where you have worked, and recommendations that people have written for you. This is just the first level. There is then a matter of discussing what you can bring to the job and the organization you are trying to work for and what that job can do to help you grow in knowledge and experience.
There is also several techniques on what you should and should not put in a resume. One do not that is commonly not followed is expressing what you can contribute to the job more than what the job can contribute to you. Employers are looking for people to contribute to their team or organization and they want to know how you can contribute more than how they can help you. They also want to know about you, but one has to be careful about not being too personal on their resume. Along those lines there is also the importance of formality. The language used in a resume needs to be formal so that the people reviewing it will know that you know what you are doing and take you seriously and hopefully consider you for the job.
There is a lot that goes into writing a resume and after looking into it I am glad I don’t have to write one in the near future. I would say though, that I am more familiar with the process and the idea of it doesn’t seem as daunting.