Originally posted by aus nurse
I just did mine a few months ago for my new job. I tend to disagree with Rusty. Mine certainly wasn't on one page.
I listed reverse chronological order of my career, with month/year, and a brief position description, highlighting major responsibilities.
I agree with this also. Number of years of relevant experience is a key hiring requirement for me, so I get irritated if people don't put dates--it's like they're trying to hide something. Put From:
month/year for each position listed.
Also, although a resume shouldn't be as comprehensive as a CV--by the time you've been out of school for a few years, it's hard to keep it to one page. Two is fine.
Never send a resume without a (brief) cover letter. You'd be amazed how many people do this. I consider it very rude.
Be sure to list comprehensive contact info--home phone, optional work phone (and best times of day to reach you), email address.
Feel free to PM me w/specific questions or if you want me to review your resume for you. Good luck!