In today's competitive job market, a well-written résumé is the most important factor in getting your foot in the door on your way to landing the perfect position. Here are some points that should be included in your résumé:
Begin the résumé by writing your full name, address, telephone number, fax, and email at the top of it.
Take notes on your work experience - both paid and unpaid, full time and part time. Write down your responsibilities, job title, and company information. Include everything! Begin work experience with your most recent job.
Take notes on your educational background. Include degrees or certificates, major or course emphasis, school names, and courses relevant to career objectives.
Take notes on other special accomplishments. Include accomplishments such as membership in organizations, institutions, or military service.
From the notes, choose which skills are transferable (skills that are similar) to those of the job you are applying for - these are the most important points for your résumé.
Write an objective. The objective is a short sentence describing what type of work you hope to obtain.
Include other relevant information such as languages spoken, computer programming knowledge, etc. under the heading: Additional Skills.