Ex-offenders benefit from resumes that show how they have been rehabilitated. It should also list skills and qualifications.
A resume is a document that you use to show your abilities and experiences. It is a communication tool job seekers use to get interviews.
Many job seekers struggle to create a good resume.
All resumes should:
Resumes are not a list of everything you did. They list what you can do on the job. Use your career research to find out how you match your target jobs. List your skills and experience that employers want.
When describing work experience, start with an action verb such as “built,” “contributed,” “sold,” or “managed.” Do not say “responsible for …”
Features to include on your resume:
Choose the right resume format to show your qualifications:
A functional resume groups your skills and experience by skill areas. These skill areas are called “functions.” It is often used by people who have little or no work history.
A chronological resume lists your work history starting with the most recent. It is used by people who are staying in the same career pathway and do not have large gaps in employment.
A combination resume joins the other two formats. It groups your skills by function and it lists a short work history. It is often used by people who are changing careers.
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