9 Resume Tips

  • Skills are important, things like social media handles, Photoshop, customer service, and the like can be considered skills (depends on what exactly you are applying for, the job/field).
  • Your full name, address, phone number (cellular phone), and email should be at the top of the page.
  • If you speak multiple languages that qualifies under skills and is VERY useful.
  • Your level of education matters (high school/undergraduate degree) and if you haven’t graduated from either, you should write the the expected graduation year.
  • List RELEVANT experience. If you are going for a tutoring job, list tutoring at your school or for another practice. List IMPORTANT things and accomplishments for each job post but don’t write out lengthy paragraphs
  • Have references on hand, sometimes included with your resume if asked for by the specific job/internship you are applying for.
  • If you are in high school or an undergraduate, you do not need a resume any longer than ONE page, unless you have LOTS of relevant experience, in which case you can have TWO full pages.
  • A resume is basically selling yourself so make sure there are no grammatical or spelling errors, ensure that everything flows and makes sense.
  • Most places require you to have a cover letter which is your “in” if you will, make sure to highlight anything you have written on your resume as well as show interest in the company you are applying for. This, too, must be impeccably written as it is your first contact with your possible employer.