The 4 Things You Must Include In Your Resume
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

The 4 Things You Must Include In Your Resume

What should be included on your resume?

Any good resume must serve its primary purpose and that is to get the interviewer interested to consider you as a potential person to hire. It is important to know what the job requires, so you can match that with your past experiences and achievements. This creates a strong impression on the employer that you might be who they are looking for. Do not impress them with inaccurate facts though as this will damage your integrity and will adversely affect your character to your current and future employers.

Here are some things you should include in your resume to increase the chances of being hired.

  1. Personal information needed to reach you

    You can start by putting a header that has your personal information such as, full name, current address, mobile phone number and email address. For obvious reasons, the employer should know how to reach you should you be shortlisted for the interview.

    You can also include a professional-looking photo. This gives the employer an impression on how personable you are.

  2. At-A-Glance

    Create a section that says At-A-Glance. Basically, it's a summary of who you are professionally. This part includes your key achievements and what makes you a match for the job posting. This part is usually composed of one paragraph, no more than 200 to 300 words, and usually comes after the personal information section.

    You can start this by enumerating the key character traits that you possess, that has made you successful in your current and past work experience. Some things that you might evaluate are traits such as resourcefulness, accountable, persevering, reliable, team-player etc. You can do a self-assessment to determine which ones do you have and indicate how you’ve used those in accomplishing your key achievements.

  3. Past jobs and Key Achievements

    Depending on what the job posting is about, the next section should include your work experience, starting from the most recent. Include the company name, address, position you occupied and for how long. This section will inform the employer about what positions have you occupied and if that history creates a rich background for you to take on their current job opening.

    Under each job position, put your key achievements. These can be in bullet form. Usually, key achievements are linked to your key performance indicators (KPIs) from your previous or current job. They are usually measurable and are time bound. Indicate two to three key achievements.

  4. Character References

    Most people put “Available upon request” under the Reference section of their resume, but including two to three character references in your resume creates a strong impression to employers. It sends a message that you are confident to have your character to be evaluated.

    You can put your previous immediate supervisors or life mentors, if you have one, as character references. Make sure you put their current contact details, and that you’ve secured their permission to share this information.

Going through your actual job application, you are best to gauge how to adjust and tweak your resumes. The items above should keep you started, but feel free to keep updating yourself on evolving best practices in crafting the best resume.


Street Talk

No comments present
You May Also Like
Losing A $58m Contract for Going Over the Proposal Page Limits! Lessons Learnt?
On May 17, GAO rejected Tetra Tech’s protest regarding its proposal for an information technology service contract for NSF. In short, the Technical Approach in Tetra Tech’s proposal received an unsatisfactory rating because it was 2 pages over the stated limit. Was this an oversight or due to some incompetency?…
By: Ab F. Vand in  Business  >  Career Advice   Jun 06, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Artist Management – Concept Events
The Artist Management landscape holds a completely different picture from what it was a couple of years ago and it will be exceedingly different after some years from now. In this hastily changing environment one needs to keep his hands on each rejuvenation to let their space last. Musical Industry…
By: Shaista Kiran in  Business  >  Career Advice   Jun 02, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Jobs In Uae
You will likely hear numerous individuals gripe that the business contract is not worth the paper it's composed on. Positively there are individuals who've had a disagreeable occupation encounter some place where things did not appear to go as indicated by what they comprehended from their agreement. Work directions in…
By: Shaista Kiran in  Business  >  Career Advice   Jun 02, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Top Engineering Colleges In Jaipur
Rajasthan is a state of culture and colors. With being rich in cultural coronations it is also rich in ample number of B.tech colleges present here. Rajasthan is emerging as one of the literate state. It has presence of multiple numbers of B.tech colleges. Providing high quality education and build…
By: ranjan sharma in  Business  >  Career Advice   May 18, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Why Work Experience Is Imperative
Common conception is that work experience is purely for CV building and a cheap and easy solution for business owners to complete some very unwanted admin tasks. Many work experiences placements do involve very menial tasks but that doesn’t mean they are worthless or irrelevant to the growth of your…
By: Jeff Nevil in  Business  >  Career Advice   May 13, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

6 Mistakes to Avoid While Composing Your Resume
Did you know that a typical employer/recruiter spends just 6 seconds to go through a resume to assess whether or not it’s worth an inspection? Therefore, you must make your resume good enough considering it is a matter of seconds to impress them. Look at the following list and avoid…
By: Caliber Vantage in  Business  >  Career Advice   May 11, 2016  
1
  Likes: 0

Smart Shopping Through Online Shopping
Today’s youth is crazy about high tech gadgets; but it is not everybody’s cup of tea to spend a hefty amount on an iPhone, tablets, and branded watches. It’s trendy to have the latest phone; many people prefer to change their gadgets every six months with the ever new technology,…
By: jhon shan in  Business  >  Career Advice   May 04, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Making Yourself Fit: Tips for Landing A Job When You Don't Meet the Qualifications
Picture this. You're on the Internet perusing job listings, and something catches your eye. The job description is matches what you have wanted to do for years, and the company posting the job seems as if they would be a great employer. You aren't just confident that you want the…
By: Dorothy Weaver in  Business  >  Career Advice   Apr 27, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Best Engineering Colleges In Jaipur Rajasthan
Many a times it so happens that clearing an examination with flying colors is not the very important thing rather it is to choose the correct college from the many options available. The question then arises of how to decide a college when there are hundreds of engineering colleges in…
By: ranjan sharma in  Business  >  Career Advice   Apr 26, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Wedding Photographer Washington DC Northern Virginia And Maryland
Personable and Professional Wedding Photographers in Washington DC Washington DC is an excellent backdrop for a wedding, full of life, arts, and culture. My team of photographers and I are dedicated to bringing the highest quality of professionalism while still creating a fun, relaxed photo shoot, leaving you to enjoy…
By: John Smith37 in  Business  >  Career Advice   Apr 09, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Engineering College In Jaipur Rajasthan
Education holds an important key to your child’s future. Engineering is one such field offering many branches with lots of opportunities. It helps your child reach his/her life goals and dreams. It helps your child choose what he/she wants to achieve in life. The more education your child gets, the…
By: ranjan sharma in  Business  >  Career Advice   Apr 02, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

DOL Audit Dallas Tx: Your DOL Audit Questions Answered
DOL audit Dallas TXIf you are a business owner, you may, at any time, face the possibility of a DOL audit Dallas TX. Once you receive a notice from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) that your business is going to be audited, it is imperative that you deal with…
By: Dudley T. Carlson in  Business  >  Career Advice   Mar 16, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Public Speaker Dallas Tx: Get Motivated for A Better Business And Life
A public speaker Dallas TX helps people learn how to make their dreams come true. Speakers give advice at business conferences, self-help seminars and online to teach business owners and others how to improve their lives. Public speakers do more than give your employees a pep talk. They can answer…
By: Stephen Cheung in  Business  >  Career Advice   Mar 11, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

A Guide To Jobs In Bahrain
Bahrain, officially the Kingdom of Bahrain, is a small island country situated near the western shores of the Persian Gulf in the Middle East. Bahrain has the first post-oil economy in the Persian Gulf. Since the late 20th century, Bahrain has invested in the banking and tourism sectors. The country's…
By: Angel Gulf Jobs in  Business  >  Career Advice   Mar 04, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Best Steps To A Perfect Koi Pond
Step 1- Setting Up The Perfect Environment You perfect Koi pond starts with the actual pond itself. You have to create a pond that will not only be pleasing to the eye, but will also adequately sustain Koi. Proper placement, size, and pond type is essential when building your pond.…
By: Makowski Piotr Dariusz in  Business  >  Career Advice   Mar 03, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Article Views: 1397    Report this Article