Anyone planning to apply for a job, a college, or a scholarship (so that's just about everyone) should create a resume. Once you've created your resume, you can just add to it as needed.
Here are a few hints and suggestions to think about when you create your resume:
- Spelling/Grammar - A resume with great content can be completely destroyed by spelling/grammar errors. PROOFREAD & EDIT, and then have someone else proofread & edit.
- Readability - Easy-to-read fonts are best. Try Times New Roman or Arial.
- Professional Look - No fancy, colorful paper or unique fonts.
- 1 side of 1 page is best - The reader does not want to read a book. The reader should be able to read through your resume quickly and not have to hunt for information.
- Clear, short descriptions - Avoid writing in complete sentences or paragraphs. Use action words when possible.
- Amount of Info - Try to avoid too much info or overly-generic info.
- Be honest - Don't overstate your experience. Any "exaggerations" will come out eventually.
I've provided a couple of samples for you, but you can find hundreds of samples online.