Career Changes: Where to Place Your Resume Essentials…

Did you know you can use the job title of the position you are applying for and the company name as the first two sentences of your resume summary? This will help direct your attention toward the primary purpose of your resume, which is to highlight your skills as they relate to the specific position you are applying for.

Your resume should include a section that details the specific skills you have that are relevant to the position you are applying for. Put this bulleted list under a summary section or in a column on the side of your resume. The bullets should explain how you will use these skills to help the company meet its goals and how you will benefit the organization.

Your education section should generally sit at the bottom of your resume. However, if you have a degree that qualifies you for certain roles, consider including it on your resume. The positions you include should relate to the job you are applying for. For example, if you are applying for a research position, mention your master’s degree in psychology or another related field.

You can build up a skills section generally at the top of your resume. However, consider using a bulleted list or two instead of an entire section too. This allows you to showcase your skills and showcase your aptitude for the role you are interested in.

A work experience section should generally sit at the top of the first page body. However, consider using a bulleted list or two instead of an entire section. This allows you to highlight your relevant experience and the impact you had in each of your previous roles.

Your summary or objective should generally sit at the top of your resume. However, consider using a bullet list format so the hiring manager can easily scan your summary or objective.