How to Write A Resume for a Part-Time Job

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You may think a resume is a resume—the same standard document submitted no matter the job for which you’re applying. But a resume submitted as part of an application for a part-time job can be tailored in such a way that it gives you a better chance of landing that part-time job, says career coach Hallie Crawford. And while the nuts-and-bolts remain the same—you’ll still pack this piece of paper with relevant experience, specific skills, and customized keywords—subtle changes will help you stand out. Here’s how to write a resume specifically for a part-time job.

State the employment you’re seeking in your summary. At the very top of your resume, in your summary, Crawford suggests clearly stating that you’re searching for a part-time job. “Stating that you specifically want a part-time job inside of your summary statement—and why you want that—avoids confusion later on in the hiring process,” she explains, and also opens you up to other part-time opportunities within the same company.

Tailor your resume to the specific job. Crawford says one of the most important things you can do for any resume—including one for a part-time job—is to make sure it’s relevant to the specific job you want. “Tailor your resume to the job you are applying for, using the specific keywords mentioned in the job listing along with an example showcasing that keyword,” she says. In your experience section, she also encourages you to make sure your bullet points highlight tasks and skills that would be relevant to part-time work: the ability to prioritize tasks, time management, and managing multiple projects, for example…

Source: Glassdoor Blog

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