Write a Strong Resumé

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.  Ephesians 2:10 (NASB)

Writing a good resumé takes time, thought and work. Identifying your skills and communicating them well, however, pays off greatly as you clarify who you are and all that you have to offer an employer. In fact, writing or updating your resumé becomes an empowering exercise of discovering and celebrating God’s ongoing workmanship in you as you trust that you were created for specific purposes.

How can this site help me?

While there is no single, perfect way to write your resumé, you can learn to skillfully articulate what you would bring to an employer. 

  • The Good vs. Bad section helps you distinguish a great resumé from a terrible one.
  • In the Format section you will consider which basic arrangement of information will serve you best.
  • Use the Content section to explore a resumé and determine which portions you should use and what to include in each section.
  • The Tips section reviews important elements of writing, printing and using your resumé for optimal results.
  • Link to the the Resource section to find other valuable information for your job hunt.

Resumé basics

You will use your resumé to secure a job interview. Consequently, your resumé should be a relatively brief, attractive document that convinces employers that you are the person they are looking for. The format and content of your resumé are very important, as your resumé creates a powerful positive or negative first impression of who you are.

Resumés differ from curriculum vitae (CVs) in that resumés tend to be short and selective in scope, while CVs are more exhaustive. CVs are more common in Britain, Europe and some other parts of the world. However, resumés are used in most American fields other than medicine, psychology, higher education and other research-oriented fields.  Learn more about CVs.