A resume is a written combination of skills and qualities you can offer an employer. A standard resume should be not longer than a page as more than that will make the employer loose interest fast.
A standard resume will consist of your name, home address as well as a email contact. The email should be a professional one and not the same as you would use to contact friends etc. You can always create one using your name for example ([email protected]
The body of the resume will have your career history over the past 10-15 years or so. Also any awards as well as education is listed.
The format today to send a resume is done electronically so having one saved on your computer is necessary as employers wish to receive one by logging on to their website and submitting it to them.
Recommendations on getting started:
1. Visit your local public library to see if they have a database that helps people create a resume. Many libraries offer this and the database walks you with every step necessary to create your own.
2. There are quite a number of websites that offer help and tips on creating a resume. I like to recommend the dummies series as it helps to make things easier to understand. Also the book series has a great copy on creating a resume that you can locate at the public library:
Also if your computer has Microsoft Word, there are templates for you to use: