Congratulations! You are ready to find your first job as an esthetician. Here are some tips to help you build a resume that draws all the right attention. You don’t need to hire someone to do it. No one knows you as well as you do.
Esthetician Resume Basics
There are some important guidelines that every resume should include.
- Keep your resume to a single page. Make it easy for readers to get to know you by limiting the length of your resume.
- If you are using a computer, choose a conservative type style that very readable. Fonts come in sizes. Choose a size that is around 12 points, 14 points for main headings.
- Keep your information professional. You are applying for work and readers need to know what you offer to them as a worker.
- Edit and proofread your resume several times. Spell check it. If you are still unsure, ask a friend or educator to review it.
Here are the sections you should have on your resume. Personalize these to your experiences. Put them in the order noted here.
Put this at the top of your resume. Include your contact information so the reader can reach you. This should include your name, address, phone number, e-mail address and phone number.
This is more important than you think it is. It tells readers what kind of job you want. It also helps them decide if you would make a good fit for the job they filling. Be sure to adjust your objective based on the open position.
As a new licensed esthetician, it is important to share your educational information such as your school, your graduation date and the program(s) you completed. Highlight your personal accomplishments and achievements. Consider featuring these by using bullets ( ) for each achievement. These can include awards, internships, or accomplishments you might have attain while working in a salon.
Include your most applicable experience as it pertains to your license. List your last three jobs, putting your most recent work first. Include the name of the business, the city and state of its location, your title and the months/years you worked there. Use bullet points to note your accomplishments. Start each bullet with an active word like “managed”, “created”, “improved” or “built”. As you build your work experience over the years, place this section above your educational experience.
Indicate that your references are available upon request, but make sure you’ve engaged your references and asked for their permission before you interview. Be prepared to list your references at the interview. Select people who know different aspects of your work and/or education. Give their phone number or e-mail address (ask which they prefer) and their title.
Done! You’re finished! Check and double-check your resume and print it. You’re on your way to your new professional future. Good luck!