Start things off with your contact details. In large font, you need to highlight your name, postal address, telephone number and e mail address.
Make sure your objective tells the employer as much as it possibly can. This needs to be just one or two sentences but your job is to get as much information in here as possible. What job you want, what sort of company you want to work for and show some passion for your industry too!
Show that you have taken the time to research the company that you are hoping to join. You need to show throughout your resume that you understand the nature of the company to which you are applying. Try to show that you admire them and this will help you in your application.
Make sure you have read the job description clearly. Try not to lose sight of the position you are applying for. There is a chance that the position that you are applying for is slightly different to your current position. Don’t allow yourself to slip into writing about your current position – keep checking your work to make sure that you are staying on track.
Don’t be afraid to show yourself off! It is very important to stay positive throughout the whole process about yourself. Some people find it hard to extol their virtues, but it is just for one document so stay positive and tell them how great they are!
Try to make sure that you keep certain sections of your resume short and to the point. There is no need to talk endlessly about your High School education when it is not relevant to your application. Keep things relevant and try to keep your writing tight and succinct.
Try to show the progress you have made throughout your career. It is important for a prospective employer to see progress and you have to make sure you illustrate this. If you haven’t had the greatest career of all time, make sure you find some positives which can show that you have done well in some areas of your work.
Try to keep things interesting for the reader. Don’t forget that whoever is looking through this resume probably has another twenty to look at too. It can be an arduous task, so make it a bit easier by changing the order of the sections of your resume, and by trying to bring in an exciting design to your resume.
Show your personality. Your personality is one of the most important tools in this job, so keep your application light-hearted, and allow your personality to come through.
Edit your resume. Don’t let yourself down after all of your hard work by handing in a Customer Service Resume which is strewn with needless grammatical errors. Make sure you check through your work to iron out these silly mistakes.