Creating A Resume

A resume is a self-promotional document that presents you in the best possible light, for the purpose of getting a job interview. A resume is not just about past jobs! It's about YOU, and how you preformed and what you accomplished in those past jobs - especially those accomplishments that are most relevant to the work you want to do next.  A good resume will help to predict how you might perform in that desired future job.

What to include in a resume:

Contact information

Objective/Summary

Skills

Experience/Job History

Certifications

Education

Extracurricular/volunteer activities 


Careful Planning

In order to create a resume that gets noticed, you have to know three things:

What is your Job Objective? Take time to determine what types of work you want to do. Target your resume to that objective, so you won't waste space on information that isn't relevant to the employer.

What skills does the job require? Find out as much as you can about the tasks you'll be expected to perform on your target job. Also, determine the skills, experience, and education required for the job so you can perform the job.

What can you do? Spend time analyzing your skills. Concentrate on things you've done in your work history, education, volunteer work, and lift that support your desire to do the job you've chosen.


Before Applying

Make sure you complete your Workday Professional Profile to help expedite the application process.

Need Resume Assistance?

We get it. Not everyone dusts off their resume annually. If it's been awhile, we recommend these free online resume builders:

Resume.com - https://www.resume.com/

Resume Genious - https://resumegenius.com