What’s the Deal?

What is a Resumé? 

A resumé is a short account of your employment history, qualifications and accomplishments.  Resumés are often required when applying for a job or for college applications.  The resumé is often the first introduction you are giving to your prospective employer or school.  When well written, it can make you stand out above the other applicants.

What Should You Include in a Resumé?

The main items that need to be included:

  • Name and Contact information
  • Summary Paragraph
  • Employment History
  • Skills
  • Education

Optional items you can include:

  • Community Involvement/Volunteer work
  • Awards/Achievements You’ve Received

Where Should You Start?

Before you dive in, consider watching training videos, reading sample resumés or taking a course on resumé writing.  With your library card, you have access to various resources on how to write a strong resumé.   The best part is, they are FREE to you as a Miami Public Library member.  Choose which site you want to start, create an account using your library card number (your PIN will be the phone number associated with your library card) and search “resumé”, select which video or course you want and you are ready to get started.

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