JOB SEARCH TOOLKIT

BUILD AN EFFECTIVE RESUME

Learn about the role of a resume – it's different than you may think!

Highlights from our Resume Guide show you how to make your resume shine.

COMMON RESUME STYLES

Work experience by year

Chronological

Focus on type of work

Functional

Elements of both

Combination

ITEMS TO CONSIDER FOR YOUR RESUME

Work Experience

Military Service

Community and Volunteer Activities

Certifications & Licenses

Qualifications Summary

Educational Details

Completed Training

Relevant Skills

Languages

Technical Summary

Name and Contact Information

Career Objective

Presentations and Publications

Professional Affiliations

Awards and Honors

... AND WHAT TO LEAVE OFF

Hobbies and Interests

While it can personalize your resume, this information isn't relevant to demonstrating that you are qualified for the job.

Personal Details

Information such as age, ethnicity, religion, etc. should not be included. Stick with what is relevant to the job you are applying for.

Photograph

Application materials for the County should not include a photo unless it is part of a license that is required for the position.

References

A list of 3-5 professional associates who can serve as references should be listed on a document SEPARATE from your resume.

PULLING IT ALL TOGETHER

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