Resume Writing Technique And Its Types

A resume builder can help create a resume for you. A resume builder will step you through the process of building your resume, then compiles your personal information into a formatted resume.

All resume builders don’t work exactly the same way, but basically, you fill in the blanks with your personal information and employment history and the resume builder creates a resume for you.

Steps to follow while writing a resume

Format your text. The first thing that a possible employer will see on your resume is the text. For that reason, it is very important that you make the first impression right. Your text should always be printed in solid black ink.

Set up the page. Your page should have one inch margins all the way around with 1.5 or 2 point line spacing. The body of your resume will be aligned to the left and your header should be cantered at the top of your page.

Create your heading. This is the section at the top of your resume which gives all of your contact information including your name, address, email, and phone number. Your name should be in a slightly larger size

Decide on a layout. There are three general formats for creating a resume: chronological, functional, or combination. Your work history and the type of job you are applying for will determine the layout style you should use.

Chronological resumes

Chronological resumes are used for showing a steady growth in a particular career field. These are best used for someone applying to a job within their career-path to show an increase of responsibility over time.

Writing a Chronological Resume

List your employment history. As this is a chronological resume, your jobs should be listed in chronological order with your most recent employment first.

Provide your education history. Same as with your jobs, you should list all of your education in chronological order with your most recent schooling first.

Give special qualifications or skills. Once you’ve listed the most important information – your work experience and education – you can essentially choose to list anything else you find important.

Give your references. You will need to provide 2-4 professional references with their name, and contact information.

Functional Resume
Functional resumes are focused on skills and experience rather than job history. These are best used for someone who may have holes in their work history or who have gained experience from being self-employed for a time.

Provide your education history. Same as with your jobs, you should list all of your education in chronological order with your most recent schooling first.

Present your awards and achievements. If you were ever given a special award or recognition, list it here with the name, date, and purpose of the award.

Note your special skills. Create a short list of positive personality traits that you exemplify.

List your employment history. Since this isn’t the strongest part of your résumé, you’ll want to list it at the end so that the recruiter reads through your more impressive accomplishments first.

List volunteer experience. If you have done a lot of volunteering in your life, make a list of it here.
Give your references.

Combination Resume

Combination resumes are, as it sounds, a combination of both a chronological and a functional resume. Because you are writing a combination resume, there is no strict format guidelines or boundaries which you need to follow.

List your employment history
Provide information about your education.
Supply other pertinent information.
List your references
Create titles that will catch the employer’s eye.
Use keywords strategically.
Use action verbs to describe your responsibilities and accomplishments.
Spell check and proofread your resume.