Career - Resume Tips

Sentient HR Services provides Human Resources Services to the Child Care and Education Fields.


Here are a few tips to help you create a professional and easy to read resume.


  • Tell the truth about your career and experiences
  • Decide on the format and lay out of your résumé
  • Make it brief, using short phrases
  • Use action verbs such as created, initiated, organized,
  • Include internships, summer and part-time employment,
  • Emphasize skills, strengths and accomplishments,
  • List major awards, achievements and publications,
  • Organize education and employment in reverse chronological order,
  • Give attention to the attractiveness and clarity of the résumé,
  • Have your résumé critiqued for style, impact and spelling,
  • Consider the tone of your résumé,
  • Use the language/jargon of your chosen field,
  • Remove all personalization: "I," "me," "my," "we."
  • Relate the information given to your career objective
  • Check for formatting issues: spacing; awkward page breaks; margins too big/little; general presentation
  • Edit and proofread your work before sending it out