Answered by Dan, Hiring Expert at Mutual of Omaha, on Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Good question! One’s resume should contain everything that an employer needs to know and shows them that you are a good match for the position. In other words, your resume is your own personal advertisement. Every resume should include one’s contact information, an objective statement, employment history, education, and other information. Contact information should be placed at the top of your resume. As for the objective statement clearly states the purpose of your resume, make sure to tailor it to the type of job you’re applying for. As for employment history, list the most recent position held first and back track from there. For education, list your educational accomplishments, starting with your most recent or highest degree. Include the name and location of the institution attended, your degree, and field of study/major. And for other information, this may include organizations, volunteer work, skill sets, awards, and hobbies. Feel free to make your resume stand out in any way that you see fit, but these are the main things that employers are looking for.