A resume outline is basically a blueprint for a resume that outlines where you will list your various qualifications, abilities and expertise for the specific job you are applying for. A resume outline helps you see what additional information you will have to add on your resume and provides you with a starting point to work from. Having a well thought out resume outline will make your resume stand out from the rest. One of the most important things resume needs is a sense of organization. A resume outline will help keep track of all your related accomplishments, training and other relevant information. This organized information will give your more polished resume an attractive look.
In this article I will show you how to create your own resume outline. When I was writing my first resume, I made one for myself. But it was not so easy as you may think it is. It took me almost one year before I was able to write a clean and readable resume outline in one sitting. So, if I were you, then what follows should be helpful to you too.
To create your resume outline consider adding two sections: The career objective and the summary of your qualifications. Usually, when applying for a volunteer position, you will mention in your application your two major passions or reasons for applying the volunteer work. You can write a short paragraph about what these reasons are and use them as the topics for the two sections of your resume outline. Then, in the career objective section, explain what the main goals of your volunteer work are. Your objective should be related to the job or the position you are applying for. For example, if you are applying for a teaching position then your career objective should be “to teach English as a Second Language.”
In your resume outline, you should also include a short paragraph about your educational background. Remember that the information included in your educational background is mandatory to mention in your application. In this part of your resume outline, it is best to provide basic details about your educational background such as the subject matter degree or subject that you studied, your graduation years, your certificate or diploma sources, your area of study, and the name of your school. You may include the city, county, state, and district where you attended or your high school. You should also mention the name of your major or college or university if you have one.
Next, in your resume outline, you should include a short paragraph about your skills or expertise. You should highlight your skills or expertise in areas related to the position or jobs for which you are applying. Just as important as the sections described above, the skills or expertise section is also mandatory. This section should include: Company or Profession (i.e. computer operator), Personal characteristics (i.e. creative writer), Work experience (management), Education (high school or college), Employment history (start/complete date), and Network/ircumcription skills.
Following the basic information sections, you should list the qualifications that are required for each job or position for which you are applying. In general, these sections must be arranged by type of job or position for which you are applying. This should include: Education section for all education-related positions (High school only for those with GED), a summary of qualifications for management/supervisory positions (all levels), and a summary of skills or expertise for any other position or level. This is an excellent way for you to provide a bulleted list of your qualifications. The sections of the resume outline that indicate qualifications should be included in the table of contents.
In addition to your resume outline, you should also include your contact information in a separate document, which you will send along with your resume when you place your online portfolio online. In this separate document, you will include your full name (first name, last name, company or LLC), street address, email address, and phone number. You may also include a statement that reads: “To avoid any misinterpretations, please include correct contact information.”
The above are the basic resume outline format for describing yourself in an online portfolio. The above format may be used as a template for additional sections of a cover letter, which is a more generic format that should be used when writing a cover letter to accompany a resume. When writing a resume or covering letter, remember that a catchy headline is the key to success. Make sure that your headline describes your unique selling point and explains in one sentence why you are the best candidate for this job.