Oct 09, 2015 06:00 AM EDT

Tips On How To Write Your First Resume

A resume is a compilation of work experience, education, credentials and accomplishments. Considered as one of the most important masterpieces in any job application, the resume is like the mirror that shows a person's previous experience, accomplishments, abilities and references.

But how can you write the perfect resume if it's your first time creating one? These tips can help you with that.

Boost Your Confidence and Prove Yourelf

Yes, it wouldn't be easy to market yourself if you still don't have any work experience. But it's still possible. According to Livecareer, instead of your professional experiences, you can use your experience performing your hobby or any volunteering jobs. As long as it is job-related, you can include it in your resume. Create a list of all these experiences which you can use in your workplace. You can also include all the awards you've received.

Choose the Right Style for Your Resume

There are 3 basic type of resume you can use. Types of resume are functional, chronological and combination, as stated by Experience. Functional resumes focus more on skills, while chronological resumes concentrate on works or other professional experiences. Combination style, on the other hand, is the blend of the two. It's the kind of resume that draws attention to both the skill and experience. Of all the three, the combination style is the best for first-time job seekers where you can point out professional experience and skills at the same time.

Choose the Best Design

Your resume's design is just as important as its content. In fact, aboutcareers states that "your resume has less than 20 seconds to make the right impression, so it must be eye-catching and easy to read." To have any ideas about the best layout and structure for your resume, you can always search the web or take time scanning your resume books.

A well-constructed resume can sure be your key to a door of many opportunities and your great chance to financial profitability. It will also be your edge in today's very tight competitive job market. So strengthen your chance in reaching your career goals-give your best shot in writing your perfect resume.

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