Your resume is your shining beacon of your proudest skill-sets and background, but what the heck to put on it!? You’re nearing the end of your educational journey and now it’s time to start thinking about your future. The key is presentation. Being the most fabulous hairdresser isn’t enough once you’re attempting to nail that job interview. Why? Even though we all know you’re the bee’s knees, we need to portray that to your future employer. If you’re reading this blog and you’re not quite done with your schooling, participate in extracurriculars! If you’re perfect for the job in every aspect but your resume reads something along the lines of “Hi, my name is Jane Doe and I graduate from this school” you’re less likely to get the job against the candidate who’s done competitions, advanced education, and international trips. Do everything you can!
Don’t always listen to what you hear through the grape-vine. It doesn’t have to only be on one page or follow a certain template. Your resume is a one-of-a kind marketing communication. Get creative while still maintaining that rich professional style. Below I’m going to list off some tips and tricks taking pieces from my personal resume with the focus of giving you some great guidelines to ease you through your application process.
Begin your resume with a simple header containing your name, e-mail and street address, followed by a brief Objective. Your objective should be short but sweet and portray your goal that you want your future employers to recognize. Make sure it contains a sentence saying something along lines of shampoo assistant color assistant or stylist (the position you’re applying for).
Summary of Qualifications
Include a summary of qualifications. Have this section contain anything you feel you excel in. Perhaps you’re education in shampooing in-front AND behind the bowl? Proven ability to manage multiple tasks, exceptional speaking all varieties of clientele? Talk yourself up. Reassure your future employer that you you excel even in the most basic of areas.
If your school used a Quota Book containing specifically each service you had to preform require an educations in order to graduate–bring it! It will give you an accurate number of everything you did while in school and your future employers can see exactly how in-depth your education was. Note on your resume with “Quota Book Available Upon Request”.
Honors and Awards
Aside from your basic information such as where you went to high-school, college, or salon history you should leave room for your extracurriculars as stated before! Impress your future employer with all the amazing things your education has equipped you with. Participate in any hair related charities? If you think it’s of note, put it in! Competitions, international trips and advanced education should go here.
Overall layout is crucial. There fabulous ways to show your creativity and person style while still maintaining that professional feel. Peel through the preloaded layouts your computer already has or make up your own!
Have a question? Don’t hesitate to e-mail me anything you might be having trouble with or need clarified. You can reach me at email@example.com. Look forward to hearing from you!