So you have finally come to the point in your career path where you want to revamp your resume after graduating from one of our programs here at Wholistic Training! Round of applause for you! Getting to this point in your career is a huge milestone, and it is something you should be so proud of. Resume writing may be intimidating because people want to include EVERYTHING they have done in terms of careers. After all, sometimes people think that it will make them look better.
Below we have compiled a list of tips to help make the resumes of our graduates look professional. We want to help you land a career. We will talk about things such as: How to format your resume, What should be included (and what should NOT), and some other tips to help you.
How to format your resume
Formatting is often one of the most difficult things when you are writing your resume. It can be a tricky thing to get used to. Hopefully, after this, you will have a better idea of what to do so you spend more time getting hired!
- Keep the resume to one page maximum.
- Do not use paragraphs. Be concise with your information.
- Use a consistent font size and style (10-12 pt) and the same margins all the way around.
- Use past tense when describing former positions and present tense when describing your current position.
- Make sure you DO NOT use first-person pronouns when writing your resume.
Hopefully, the formatting tips help you shine up your resume so that you can make it look as professional as possible.
What should and should not be included?
This tends to be one of the more tricky aspects of resume writing for people because they want to make it look like they have done so much. In reality, it is not necessary to include EVERYTHING, just what is relevant.
What should you include?
- Accurate and up to date contact information
- Include a professional profile that summarizes your experience and skills (2-3 points in bullet form)
- Include your most recent/relevant work experience FIRST.
- For education experience, only include your post-secondary education.
- Include work experience that is relevant to the position for which you are applying.
What should not be included?
- Stylized fonts are a big no-no. Stick to the basics.
- Hobbies or interests.
- Grammatical Errors! This will make you look kind of lazy and unprofessional.
- Personal information that is not relevant. (Birthdays, Gender, etc.)
All of the above tips intertwine with the formatting tips that were provided earlier. Formatting a resume includes putting appropriate content where needed and leaving out the fluff pieces.
Of course, other tips do not fit into the above categories but are still important to remember when putting together your resume after graduation! Here are some of the additional tips:
- Try to avoid using pre-set templates because they may not show up properly on potential employers’ websites.
- Tailor the resume to each position you are applying.
- Make sure you have a separate list for personal references.
Hopefully, by this point in our post, you have gotten enough knowledge so you can write your resume after graduating from one of our programs like Massage Therapy.
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