3 Key Elements to Include on Any Resume

April 2nd, 2012

Photo credit: Marky Bonn

Applying for a job can sometimes feel as random as buying a lottery ticket, but there are steps you can take to improve your odds immensely. Add up all of your interesting experiences and promising qualities then find a way to re-purpose that information onto your resume. Here are a few places to get you started:

1. Leadership Experience: While you may have not been a manager in the past, you probably have led others somewhere in your life. Whether it’s at church, at home, or through an organization you’re passionate about. Besides listing your involvement, highlight the unique qualities that make you stand out in that role.

2. Volunteer Experience: Landing a paid position is not the only way to gain experience and show interest: donate your time to a similar charitable cause. If you can’t find charity that makes sense for you, try donating your professional services to a non-profit organization that could benefit from your great work.

3. Professional Organizations: Joining a professional organization is another way to show you’re dedicated to your profession. Plus it’s a great way to network with others in your industry – which might point you in the direction of a job lead.

Many people who consistently have good jobs have those jobs for a reason – and they keep their resume up to date. If you don’t have to start from scratch the next time you’re in search of a new position, you’ll be in a much better place. And you can thank yourself for making your own luck.

Connect with us on Twitter and Pinterest for more job seeking tips and advice.

About ABR
ABR Employment Services provides employment opportunities to job seekers and staffing solutions to employers throughout Wisconsin. ABR provides temporary, try-before-hire and direct hire  job opportunities in: customer service, data entry, receptionist, office assistant, administrative assistant, assembly, packaging, machine operator, warehouse, janitorial, CNC, welder, forklift, maintenance, and call center.

Leave a Reply