Firstly, who are you writing the resume for? Your prospective employer will be the one who will oversee the day to day operations of the company you’ll want to join.
They make the hiring decisions and they’re entirely invested in ensuring that you will be the right one for the job. This person will care about whether or not you will be able to do a good job for that company and so it is good to know that this is the one you are writing your resume for.
You also want to be sure that you are the right candidate for the job. You’ll want to be sure you know everything there is to know about this company. You’ll want to understand exactly, which qualities are needed to be the right candidate for this job.
You’ll want to be sure you are not only a good candidate for this job, but, that you are the best candidate for this job.
This is the time to put your pen to the paper and lay out clearly what your prospective employer will be looking for in an ideal candidate. You will need to be able to solidify what it is that you bring to the table, even before you begin.
Write down every fine point about your training and experience, your unique characteristics, special talents, even your attitude -- everything that shows you are the most qualified for the job you seek.
If you’re new to the job market, try to be creative and draw on your upbringing, life exposure and anything that will account for your unique experience and qualities.
You’ll begin to be able to connect the dots during this process. Simple statements will turn into sentences and sentences will turn into paragraphs. Make sure you keep this information in a safe place because you will use it later to be incorporated into your finished product.