When starting your job search, the very first step should be creating a resume. A resume should be carefully constructed, for it can either make or break a job offer. When writing and reviewing your resume, it is important to make sure you have included your personal information, your objective, overview of work history, listing of organizations you are currently or were involved in, competencies, and your abilities. It is also always a good idea to include contact information of people you feel confident would speak highly of you. I have been taught that a key to making it to the "Possible Employee" pile is to create a resume that is more than one page. This will help you stand out from the other applicants and give an impression that you are very involved, motivated, and experienced. After all, those are some of the main things employers look for in their employees.
After completing your resume, you should check it for small errors and have a professional review it to get a second opinion. Before applying for a job, it is always a good idea to do some research of the company to understand what the company is all about. Hiring managers are not looking for employees who meet the bare minimum, they are looking for employees who can reach or exceed their expectations. Find ways to set yourself a part from the other competition and don't be afraid to show your skills and accomplishments that you have obtained throughout your education and experience, for this may be the reason you landed a wonderful job opportunity!