It is never too early to put together a resume. Whether you are an active job seeker or not, it’s smart to plan ahead and be prepared by having an up-to-date resume that you can quickly customize when you find a job opening.

Whether you are putting together your resume for the first time to fulfill a class assignment, have many years of resume writing experience, or are somewhere in between, there are a few basics that every resume writer should keep in mind when creating a professional looking document.

Your resume should:

  • Be tailored and focused toward the position you are applying for
  • Do an excellent job of demonstrating the skills and qualifications that you possess as they relate to your desired position
  • Be a good representation of YOU and what you have to offer an employer