Before you apply for a job, it is critical that your application package, including your resume or curriculum vitae (CV), is the best that it can be. Get professional advice for writing your resume or CV, view samples and learn how to tell your unique story.
If you already have a CV, you may need to consolidate the information to fit in a resume format for a job search outside of academia.
Pick a resume format and stick to it. Use consistent spacing, font and format, and convert to a PDF.
Research and identify skills and qualifications that the employer is looking for in the job postings.
Brainstorm a list of transferable skills and relevant experiences.
Organize your information to highlight experiences and skills that are relevant to the job posting.
Use a variety of "action words" to describe your experiences and skills. Avoid using each word more than once.
Streamline and customize your resume by removing experiences and skills that are not relevant to the job posting.
Revise your resume, proofread carefully, save as a PDF and print the final copy.