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How would I do a resume?

I'm looking to do a professional resume to include my college courses resume

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Fiona’s Answer

Resumes must be short, concise, to the point. Do not exaggerate what you have done - go through the resume to ensure you would be able to, in an interview, discuss in detail every item or skill you have discussed therein. Have one or two things that make you stand out, for example, do you have any interests or skills that are different - language skills etc? Make sure it is clearly presented, not cluttered and easy on the eye. Your key skills and work experience is often very important. It should have a section on education, work experience/volunteering experience, and any relevant or interesting extra curricular activities or other skills you may have. You can choose to include a mission statement (a sentence or two) at the top.
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Stacey’s Answer

Hey Paula!

I know it can be tough to figure out how to start writing a resume. A good way to start is by writing down all of your experience. What is experience? Some examples can include: any jobs, volunteer experience, etc. Volunteering is a great way to showcase your skills to potential employers! Here are some sections to include in your resume:

-Education: include a bit about what you learned/courses you took



-Affiliations & Activities (Sports/teams)

(Tip: always submit in a PDF format!)

Stacey, Thank you, this was very useful to me. I appreciate you taking the time to answer me back. Paula C.
Thank you Stacey. I appreciate you taking the time to answer my question. Paula C.
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Ankit’s Answer

You can search on google. There are a lot of templates for freshers, professionals and for Executive management. You can use those templates to create one for you. If you need more professional resume, you can contact the agencies. There are many agencies which writes professional resume as per the best market standards.

Ankit recommends the following next steps:

Google the template
Fill the one which suits you.
Thank you for the advice. It was helpful to me. Paula C.
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Lauri’s Answer

Highlight activities by starting sentences with action oriented verbs and wherever possible list or quantify outcomes (what resulted from that thing you did!) . Be succinct with each bullet under each role/course with only 3 to 4 bullets and take out all unnecessary words (keep it crisp!

Thank you so much. I will try this Paula C.
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Theodore’s Answer

I would definitely go look for a template online. Having an easy to read and familiar resume is helpful both for recruiters and for resume readers on job application sites. Linkedin is a great resource for templates if you look on there.
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Kim’s Answer


I highly recommend the website. It is FREE if you have a student ID

or library card. It will do all of the formatting for you. The reason I like it

is because it allows you to rename, move, delete various headings, or create

your own! Most templates lock you into their format, which is very frustrating.

It will also give you a choice of formats, let you save it to Word, email it,

fax it, etc. Really cool!

I am

assuming you are working on a "master" resume, as opposed to applying

for a particular job. It still will help to look at some job announcements to

see the sort of things employers are asking for. Now, I know this might sound

strange, but it is truly easier to think this stuff through using real paper

and a pen, rather than an electronic device. Kick back in a chair, on the bed,

or wherever. Think about what it is you did and accomplished at past jobs. Just

start scribbling, you can clean it up later. It's important just to capture

your thoughts. While you are thinking, never use the words "just" and


Just and

only limit how you see yourself. "I just waited on people." No, you

maintained a current knowledge of menu items, promotions, and pricing, and

promptly assisted customers in making selections. You maintained the front area

in a clean, safe, and inviting manner.


are big on safety, customer service, and regulatory compliance. It's all about

making money. How are you going to help them to make money, and keep the money

they do make? Regulatory fines, lawsuits, injured workers - all take away

money. And dissatisfied customers leave Google reviews!

As far as

college goes: your school office will tell you that college goes on the top of

the resume. That is usually not the case. That is because you are trying to

capture the reader's attention in the top 1/3 of the page, and, while college

is a great accomplishment, it does not tell the reader what you can actually DO

for them. That is why education normally goes towards the bottom. Now, if the

job requires a CPA, you want that at the top. The website will let you move it around.

If you want it at the top, do some that way and some with it at the bottom.

I like to

start my resume with a "Summary of qualifications" and then go into

"experience." By calling it experience, rather than "work

history" allows me to include my volunteer activity in that section.

Alternatively, you can separate out volunteer activity, but it comes after work

history. If you are relying on volunteer activity to get the job, you need it

as close to the top as possible.


there is no one right way to do this. There are many wrong ways. Keep it basic.

No photograph of yourself. No colored fonts. Minimal usage of bold, italics,

underlining to highlight really important stuff.

Once you

finish the Master resume, you will need to "tweak" it when you apply

for jobs. Read the announcements carefully, and make sure you have it all

covered to the best of your ability. Be a perfectionist, but, don't overthink

this. Hiring managers all think differently. And, sometimes they are looking

for a candidate who can hit the ground running (perhaps their top chef was in a

car accident), and other times they are looking for someone they can train to

do it "their way."

Let me

know if you have questions, I am always happy to help!

I'm not sure which resume to use. I'm in college and one of our assignments are tp fill out one. Thank you for your help Paula C.
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Mario’s Answer

Something I did when I was writing my first post-university resume....

I googled example entry level resumes for my field (computer engineering), to see what was out there in my specific industry, what I was competing against and what was common verbiage for my field. After looking at quite a few of them...I had built up a compendium of useful resume terminology, structure and even fonts.

That *exercise* really helped me get started on writing a resume that was appropriate for my field.

Thank you, I will try that Paula C.
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Hitesh’s Answer

Look out for good professional resume online and pick a decent format which should cover following:

Qualification/ Education

Professional Summary with Title's held

Expertise Skills

Professional Certifications held (if any)

Employment history with job duties

Hitesh recommends the following next steps:

Check some resumes on indeed/linkedin website
Thank you for your help. Paula C.
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Johanna’s Answer

Hi, you got many options in Word, I used one of there, is clear, short, and shows what you want.

Thank you. I looked in there and had one picked out before I post this. Paula C.
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Yolonda’s Answer

Here is an easy video to follow to create a resume:
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Richard’s Answer

Hello! my biggest advice here: use your college's template!! Most/all colleges have one or a few standardized templates from which you can pull. Many employers care about that sort of standardization and it takes the pressure off of you!
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Jon’s Answer

Take a look online at sample resumes. There are great formats you can view to begin a resume. Whats most important is listing your past work experiences on the resume.

Thank you, Jon. I appreciate you taking the time to answer my question. Paula C.