Being a new job seeker, writing an impressive resume is the most important skill you want to master right now. The process is easy once you know what you're doing and you can produce a great finished product if you exert enough time and effort into it. Your resume symbolizes your professional life on paper and is intended to present to the employers how you have gained your skills in your previous jobs and what kind of experience you can bring to their company.

Any guide you read on how to write a resume will focus primarily on two things, content and format.Typically, the problems rest on the content of the resume. Common questions are: “what should I include in my resume?”, “should I include my high school awards and accomplishments?” and “how much info about my private life should I include?”. Here are a few tips to help answer your questions and get you started.

Be sure to include your name and contact information. How are you going to get hired if no one knows anything about you? Your name should be in bold letters and should appear near the top, it is crucial that your name is the first words that the employer will read so your name will make an impression on the employer.

Your education and work history are essential to success.Write your educational and work background in a chronological order, starting from your most recent work history or your recent school activities. Be sure to include the name of the company, dates of employment, and the type of job. If you have a job that is more applicable to the type of employment you’re searching than the rest put it first on the list of your employment history, this way it will be sure to be noticed.

Read the posted job description for the position you want. You can improve the content of your resume if you know what the employers are looking for. Read the job description and tailor your resume according to the job description, this way it shows you have done your research and are interested in the position. However, if you are not targeting a specific job, incorporate an objective line inside your resume.

Write your objective. Describe the job you are looking for in your objective. Make sure that the company may provide a job that suits not only your needs, but your future goals as well. If the company cannot do this you may be wasting your time.

Aside from these tips, include after your educational background your interest and skills, and references. It is vital to include at least three references you know personally. It is important also to let these people know you are using them as references so they are not astonished when the hiring manager calls them. Be sure to also include pertinent skills and experiences that will impress the hiring manager and make your application shine. With these tips you’re sure to write the best resume possible and achieve your job goals.

Author's Bio: 

Landon Long is the founder of You can download his FREE "Resume Rebel" Video Course to learn how to write a resume and stand out in a slow economy.