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How does one begin a resume?

In order to effectively convey your strengths, you must do a self assessment.

  • Begin with a list of your greatest accomplishments and personal qualities.

  • Describe your skills and accomplishments with each employer by using action words. List only the skills that you would like to use on a new job. If you are writing a scannable resume then use key words.

  • Write a chronological history of your employment, training, volunteer work and extra-curricular activities.

  • Analyze the requirements of the new job you want to apply for.

  • Compare the skills required with your background and indicate how you have demonstrated these skills. (Apply for jobs where you have the closest fit and interest.)

Center for Employment Services at Lansing Community College

Career and Employment Services
Gannon Building - StarZone
Phone: (517) 483-1172
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