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Resume Writing/Interview Tips

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Resume Writing/Interview Tips
As a staffing company, we review thousands of resumes each year. It is our experience that when applying for contract positions you can use a simpler form for your resume. For example, for contract positions, an objective is usually not required. It is best to include a detailed summary of your specific skills and experience at the top of your resume.

Below please find a sample format that many of our clients request:
 

Name
Address
Contact Information

Experience Summary:
Write down what your job title is and the types of tasks you have performed. Include any intangibles such as your computer skills, communications skills, supervisory and leadership skills, etc.

Skills Summary:

Write down the specific products and/or technologies you have experience working on.

Work History: (List your jobs in reverse chronological order starting with your most recent position. Make sure you include dates of employment).
 
Company Name (if it was a staffing company put the client name then “Contractor” in parenthesis.
Job Location
Job Title

Dates of Employment (Month and Year)

Be sure to list your daily responsibilities, the products you worked on and what you did with those products.
It is OK to use bullet points for each separate task.

Company Name (if it was a staffing company put the client name then “Contractor” in parenthesis.
Job Location
Job Title

Dates of Employment (Month and Year)

Be sure to list your daily responsibilities, the products you worked on and what you did with those products.
It is OK to use bullet points for each separate task.

Company Name
(if it was a staffing company put the client name then “Contractor” in parenthesis.
Job Location
Job Title
Dates of Employment (Month and Year)

Be sure to list your daily responsibilities, the products you worked on and what you did with those products.
It is OK to use bullet points for each separate task.

Company Name (if it was a staffing company put the client name then “Contractor” in parenthesis.
Job Location
Job Title
Dates of Employment
(Month and Year)

Be sure to list your daily responsibilities, the products you worked on and what you did with those products.
It is OK to use bullet points for each separate task.

Education
Schools attended     Degree Obtained      Dates Attended

Technical Training
Schools attended     Degree Obtained      Dates Attended

Other resume tips:
  • Make sure you resume is up to date and contains your most recent experience.
  • Make sure you use an easy to read font. (Times New Roman 10 or 12/Arial 10 or 12).
  • Use bold font in the section headers and the company/dates of employment/job title/location sections.
  • Use the same format for your job history throughout the entire resume.
  • Use the same grammatical tense throughout the entire resume.
  • USE SPELL CHECK!

Links to resume writing websites:
www.technical-resumes.com
www.mindconnection.com
www.resume-resource.com

If you need assistance, contact your recruiter and we can help you with the layout, structure and organization of your resume.