Resumes are an important part of your job search. More and more, employers expect to see a resume in addition to the job application.  The resume gives you a chance to tell your story: who you are, what you’ve done and what you can do.  


Resumes come in all shapes and sizes. The key is to create a resume that stands out from all of the others, to help the reader clearly see your skills and abilities and how they are a match for the job. You want the reader to be interested enough in you, based on what they see in your resume, to bring you in for an interview.  

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There are some key things to include on your resume. There are also some things that you should not put on your resume.  In addition to knowing what to include and what not to include on your resume, there are other important things to know when you are putting together your resume.

In this series, we will look at the following topics:

  1. Resume Overview

  2. Resume Format

  3. Professionalism

  4. Resume Content

  5. Submitting the Resume  

This is the first post in our series on the importance of resumes. If you would like to learn more about teaching workplace readiness skills to your population, click the free trial link below.