I’m trying to put together a resume, but all I have on it right now is my high school diploma, my job (the only one I’ve ever had), and my community service that I did with Boy Scouts. What other kind of things should I be putting on this? I’m 22, and I graduated from high school 4 years ago.
Every resume should have your contact information, your educational background, and your employment history on it. Once you get these three things down as headers, the next step is to fill in the details. Put your name in a bigger font at the top, complete with your phone number, mailing address, and email address. Under your education, make sure that you put where you went to school, when you graduated, whether or not you are enrolled in any programs currently, and your grade point average. Under employment history, be sure to put down your company, your current position, and your tasks and responsibilities within that position. Other things, like Boy Scouts, are a nice advantage to have because it shows determination and interests outside of school and work. If you were on any sports teams or school clubs, you may want to consider including those, too.
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