After working in sales for six years, Joe Arrigo worked in career development both as a recruiter and independently for his own firm Advisr Enterprises. As a consultant, Joe Arrigo assists his clients with seeking employment through resume writing.
Resumes run the gamut from very long and detailed to short and concise, but regardless of the type, the resume should contain important information outside of job experience. The whole purpose of preparing a resume is to highlight work experience, so it goes without saying, that this information would be included.
The resume should also contain other germane information that highlights the person’s skills. First and foremost, a person’s resume should contain a concise statement explaining the person’s objective/s. These objectives will summarize the activities the person wants to accomplish in the job or long-term.
Listing any academic degrees, certifications, or credentials is important. Depending on the profession and the position, content knowledge is required to perform the duties of the job, so including this information is essential.
Another piece of information that might be added to a resume is related to volunteer work or accomplishments. This information highlights other skills a candidate possesses, in addition to showing the manager the person is willing to work beyond the minimum standard that is required.
On a personal level, candidates might include information related to qualities. This information can include personal interests or job-related skills.
Finally, the prospective employer has to have a way to contact the hire. For this reason, including contact information that contains the person’s name, phone number, and email. Depending on the comfort level, some people might also include a physical address.
Outside of his varied professional pursuits, Joe Arrigo enjoys reading and weightlifting, working out four times per week. He also reads upward of 50 books per year and enjoys ping pong, darts, and partaking in political discussion.