Starting Your Career

Resume Pointers

Your resume plays a big part in how potential employers view you. Even if you’re fresh out of school with no previous work experience, you can still put together a good resume. Here we show you how to create a crisp, organized resume that’ll best highlight your skills and potential.

>Make sure your resume is organized logically and typed neatly. Ask a friend to check for spelling errors. Plain white paper is fine.
>Be sure to give current contact information. Callers should be able to leave a message at any phone number you provide. Your contact information is your vital link to prospective employers, so be accessible. Make sure your outgoing message on your voicemail and e-mail address convey a professional image.
>State what you have to offer. Salon owners and managers aren’t just looking for experience. They want to see enthusiasm and potential.
>Give the name and address of your cosmetology school, your license number, or when you expect to take your board exams. List the main subjects your courses covered.
>List competitions you have entered, even if you didn’t place. It shows you are active in the industry. Include trade-related events you’ve attended such as shows, panel discussions, and continuing education courses. List any trade publications you read.
>Include jobs not in the beauty industry. Emphasize the aspects of previous employment that apply to the nail industry — such as greeting customers, providing good customer service, and communication. Include the dates of previous employment and names and phone numbers of supervisors.
>Including information about your extra-curricular activities is a personal decision. Some potential employers like to get a larger sense of you as a person.
>List three people who can vouch for your dependability and work habits. If you don’t have a previous employer who can be your reference, ask a teacher or mentor. Make sure your references agree to be listed on your resume.

Here's a sample resume.

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