We’re big fans of The Muse over here at CAC. The site offers fantastic resources and information to help with all things career — from job-hunting and interviews to managing stress and dealing with a difficult boss. A recent article discusses the intricacies of organizing your resume, and the importance of doing so strategically.
The article explains that, similar to all of your other job-search tools, the order of your resume needs to be tailored to the specific job that you’re applying for. This order is going to depend on where you are in your career and what you’re looking to do. There’s a format that will work well for most people, but recent graduates, career-changers and higher-level candidates are going to want to structure their resumes a bit differently. For examples of what each of these should look like, check out the full article by clicking here.
It’s important to remember that there is still a basic structure and categories of information that need to be included, so don’t take the restructuring to an extreme; but make sure that it’s personalized to your own experience and career goals.