With so many opportunities available in the expanding beauty industry, there’s nothing more exciting than exploring which career path is right for you after becoming a licensed professional! We all know that the first step to starting your dream career is graduating from an accredited beauty school. But how do you prepare for what comes next? It’s easy to feel overwhelmed even if you are licensed and have the right qualifications.
That’s why we want to help by giving you tips on how to prepare an essential part of your interviewing process: your resume. We’ll explain everything you need to know about how to put together a professional resume so you can go into your interview feeling confident!
1. Stay Organized and Professional
The first thing to keep in mind when making your resume is to organize it in a way that tells employers you’re serious about starting a career. Chances are that they’re going to want someone who’s dependable and having a professional resume is a great way to show that you are right from the beginning.
You may be tempted to just throw everything together and hope that your education and experience speaks for itself. Trust us, this is the last thing you want to do! Employers will likely be frustrated and may not even have time to sort through all your amazing accomplishments. That’s why it’s a good idea to separate your resume into easy-to-read sections with bullet points that clearly show off why you could be the right person for the job!
2. Format Your Resume
Formatting is a big part of organizing any type of resume and that includes a beauty one! We know that you might want to show off some of your creative talents and while you should try to make your resume stand out, there are some formatting rules you should always stick to. Here are a couple things to keep in mind when you’re putting your resume together:
- Use a readable font.
- Keep your font size at 11 or 12.
- Set margins to no less than 0.5 inch.
- Be concise and try to keep it to one page.
- Use past and present tense correctly.
3. Stick to What’s Important
As we said, employers are likely busy and won’t want to read around your resume to get to what’s most relevant. If you do that part for them, that will give them one less thing to worry about and they’ll be grateful. So what should you make sure to include in your resume? The best thing is to lead with your experience in the industry. If you’re just graduating from beauty school, you might not have had a lot to put here. Don’t worry because you can put down any school events or experiences you had during beauty school!
After putting your experience, you can then list out where you graduated from and what beauty license you have.
4. Include What You Want for Your Career
Sticking to what’s relevant doesn’t mean that you can’t include information that’s not your beauty experience and education summary. In fact, writing down more about yourself and what you want for your career is a good way for employers to get to know you and decide if you’re a good fit. Just make sure that you write this down after the crucial information and you’re still staying organized and professional.
5. Proofread Your Resume
It’s happened to all of us. We’re so sure we don’t need to review what we wrote because we were so careful only to come back later and find a mistake. The last thing you want to do is realize you made a typo when you’re handing it over during your interview and it’s too late to do anything. It may take you longer but proofreading your resume is so important in making a good first impression. Plus, your resume shouldn’t be too long so it won’t take forever to review it a few times.
If you really want to make sure you’re missing anything, why not have someone else take a look at it for you? They may be able to spot something you didn’t see!
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Does reading this make you excited for your future in beauty? If you want to start a beauty career but you’re not a licensed professional, attending a beauty school is the first step to getting there! While our school isn’t open currently due to the COVID-19 outbreak, our team is still here to help you get started with the application process. Contact us today and we’d love to discuss this more with you!