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How to create a resume that can be used for general jobs

Published at 01/13/2012 12:31:33

How to Create a Resume That Can Be Used For General Jobs

When you are looking for a job, one thing that will ensure that you are called for an interview is the kind of resume that you have. It is therefore significant that you know how to write a resume to convince your employer to call you up for an interview. This is applicable to any person, whether you are fresh from school without any experience and skills, or making a career move, then you need to have an idea of how to write a general resume.

A resume should be able to clearly indicate your experience, skills and other personal information that the employer might need to know. In case you are pondering on how to write a resume for general jobs, then here is a guide on how to go about it.

Step 1

It is possible to create a resume that can be used for general jobs using MS Word. On the side bar of the word document, click ‘new documents’. Click on general template when the subheading of ‘new form template’ appears.

Step 2

The pop-up window has different options; hence you can look at one that suits your general resume. By clicking on the ‘other documents’ tab, various choices of resume styles as well as docs will appear.

Step 3

Select on ‘professional resume’ and click ‘OK’. This will indeed create a template in MS word document that you will use to write your resume.

Step 4

On the top of the selected template or document, type in (insert) your address and contacts (phone number and email address). You will also have to change the name on the resume to your name.

Step 5

Under the ‘objective’ tab, change it by typing your objective. It has to be noted that your objective has to be three sentences maximum. The objectives should also briefly state the post you are looking for and what you think you are the right candidate (qualified) for the position.

Step 6

Under the ‘experience’ section, you need to fill in any of your work history. In this section, ensure that you include the dates you were employed, the name of the company, its location and the title of the job.

Step 7

Using corresponding bullet points ensure your responsibilities are listed. In this case, you need to make then relevant to the kind of job that you are looking for.

Step 8

You will also need to fill in your education information. This will include the name and location of the school, college or university and the certificate or degree that you received. You decide to keep or delete the dates basing on your choice.

Step 9

Under the ‘interest’ section, include affiliations, clubs or hobbies that are relevant to the job you are seeking.

Step 10

Save the document in your computer as well as in hard disk and print copies meant for distribution.


Remember to only include only relevant information in your resume.By following the above procedure to the letter, you have a resume that can be used for general jobs, and you can edit it any time you wish to suit other requirements.