quality of your resume may significantly enhance your chances of
landing the position of your dreams. Many top-level candidates
have short-circuited their hopes of securing their position of
choice because of a poorly constructed resume. Because the
resume has become the instrument for initiating candidate
evaluation, close attention must be paid to development of a
The three key segments of a standard chronological resume are
employment summary, work history and education.
The employment summary is a short two or three sentence synopsis
of one's background, experience and skill sets. It is designed
to give the reader a quick overview of the candidate's
background and experience.
work history section is a chronological compilation of the
candidate's employment history by date, company and, position
held. This section should begin with your most recent job experience
first and then proceed chronologically backward. Readers are
looking for specific functional and operational information in a
short two or three sentence summary, followed by a series of
bulleted accomplishments. The accomplishments portion is the
most important part of the resume. Hiring managers are
looking for what you have accomplished in the past, which will
give them an idea of what you can do in the future.
The education segment focuses on any educational experience you
have obtained. This includes colleges, degrees, industry courses, and
outside courses which have contributed to your career
advancement. Others may wish to include awards and key references as segments
It is not recommended to have an objective on
your resume. Many candidates have been arbitrarily dismissed
because their objective did not match a position they were
qualified for and interested in.
Another type of resume, which many candidates utilize, is the
functional resume. This style of resume focuses on the skill
sets, capabilities and accomplishments of the individual with
little reference to company work history. This type of resume
can be helpful in certain situations where duties and functional
background is more important to the hiring manager.
Please e-mail your
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972-939-2290. You can also reach us at 972-939-8585
and we will be happy to discuss available options with you. All
information will be held in the strictest of confidence.