How To Write A Resume From Scratch [Infographic]

How To Write A Resume From Scratch [Infographic]

The internet is full of advice on improving your resume. But what if you’re just starting out in the workforce? Creating a resume from scratch can be a daunting task. What should you include? What should you leave out? What order does everything go in? If you’re staring at a blank page with no idea what to do, this comprehensive checklist has the answers.

The infographic below was compiled by Essay Mama based on proven resume templates and conventions. It covers everything from contact info and work history to preferred formatting tips. It also explains how to effectively “pad out” a light resume – handy when you’re just starting out!

Whether you’re working off a blank page or looking to clear the cobwebs off an existing resume, this checklist will help to get it in fighting shape. More to the point, it will increase the odds of hiring managers actually reading it.

[Via Essay Mama]


  • What’s an ‘action verb”?
    What’s a ’30 second elevator pitch’?
    How do you make a written statement ‘concrete’?

    No point including these aspects in the infographic if you’re not going to explain what the hell they mean.

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