Writing a resume is not my idea of fun! Unfortunately, there’s no way around it. If you apply for a job, you will be expected to submit a resume. The good news is that we are here to help!
Here is the fastest way to create a resume that will help you land the job you need.
Collect dates for the resume
Grab a pen and paper and figure out when you started and finished each job. The easiest way to do this is to start from the date you graduated high school or college and work your way through jobs.
If you have a gap on your resume, don’t panic! It’s perfectly normal to take time off. Be ready to answer questions about this time, and improve your chances by preparing to explain why the time off was good for you.
For example: “Yes, I took two years off when I had my son. It was an opportunity to figure out how to multitask and also reflect on what I want for my career.”
Build the layout
We’ve made this easier for you. Download our free template and fill in the blanks with your own information.
This is a clean and simple resume with all of the necessary information.
Fill in the information
Take the dates you wrote down and start filling in the resume.
After each job title and company, make sure you write at least three bullet points about your role at this company. In other words, how did you improve things at the company, or how did you improve your own skills during this job?
Use spell check!
If you’ve used our template, you are on Google Docs. You can run the spell check to make sure there are no errors in your resume by choosing Tools -> Spelling and Grammar. Spelling errors in your resume can kill your chances of a job faster than you can imagine.
Double check your contact info
You would be shocked at how many resumes we receive that do not include contact information! Don’t go through all of this work on your resume without making it easy to contact you!
Save as a pdf
Your resume should be submitted as a pdf. This makes sure that your file always looks exactly the way it does on your computer. If you are using our template, you can save as a pdf easily by choosing File -> Download -> pdf
Share your resume
Now you’re ready! Make sure to check out our open jobs and apply for anything that looks good to you: https://jobs.spectra360.com
Also, send your resume to your friends and family so that they might share it with their employer (include clear instructions of the job you’re looking for or you might find yourself in an awkward situation!)