Key Areas When Writing Your Resume

Last week, I wrote about How to Get Back into the Game! To recap, you have been thinking about getting back into the workforce or maybe starting fresh in something you have always wanted to do. You have the support of your family and friends but now you have the daunting task of writing your resume.

Where do you start? If you Google resume writing, you will find pages of helpful advice. How do you decide what ideas are best for your situation? That is the key, because there are many different ways to write your resume. The best advice I can give is to read as much as you can about resume writing and take the parts that fit your situation best to create your resume.

You may have an old resume to begin with and build on, or you may start from scratch. This article is going to assist you with some helpful suggestions. It will discuss areas to think about as you formulate how you are going to write your resume.

Key areas to focus your attention on when creating your resume include:

1. Email address

2. Professional Summary vs. Objectives

3. Professional Experience vs. Work History

4. Education

5. Professional Affiliations/Academic Achievement/Awards or Volunteer Work

6. References upon request