Your college or university has probably already given you some guidance on what a resume should look like—or at the very least, maybe Microsoft Word has suggested a template for you. Although there is no one way to draft a resume, for the politically-oriented woman there is a best way. I’ll be addressing key resume components as well as debunking resume myths in this mini-series of resume tips for the politically career-driven woman. So, whether you’re graduating high school, currently in college, a recent college grad, or a career veteran looking to shake things up on the political scene, you’ll find that these tips are not simply my ideas of what I think works, but they’re each tried and true and proven to be successful.
1) Remember what a resume is
Sometimes, we get away from what the purpose of a resume is. Remember that your resume is the tool you use to get an interview. Bear this in mind as you draft your resume. Keep the job description in mind as you draft your resume. Be sure you’re tailoring your resume to the job you’re applying for.