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My First Résumé

If you're here, odds are you need a résumé, and you're looking for advice on how to go about writing one. We we've got you covered we'll walk you through some simple steps to writing your first résumé (or maybe even improving one you've already written).  So lets first review what a résumé is.

A résumé can be defined as:

brief written account of personal, educational, and professional qualifications and experience, as that prepared by an applicant for job. 

Seems pretty straight forward but what if you've never had a job, are still in school, or don't think you have any qualifications or experience to put on a résumé?  Well the good news is none of these are a barrier to creating a good résumé.  So with that in mind let's start.

You'll need to provide some basic information on your résumé.  First you'll want to provide your nameaddress, email address, and phone number.  Yes I know it seems pretty basic but you have to start somewhere.  For our example we're going to build a resume for Samantha Starr and the beginning of her résumé would look like this:

Click here to move on to the next step, your objective: