Basic Information: The first step to remember when composing your beauty job resume is to include your full legal name, not a nickname. Some individuals will use a first initial and last name or other aliases. Employers must have your true identity on all documentation. Also, when submitting your resume in mass quantities, especially via the Internet, list the city and state where you reside as opposed to your full address. Identity theft is on the rise, it is quite acceptable to either use a post office box address or just list the city and state where you reside. You are simply protecting yourself. In addition, is important to list an actual working phone number in your contact header. There is nothing more frustrating (or embarrassing!) then an employer calling a potential candidate and the phone number is either disconnected or not in service. Another tip, please refrain from using voice messages that contain music which is loud or has inappropriate lyrics. I am sure you are all familiar with the kind of music that discuss shaking body parts or getting drunk all night. Music like this is fine during your personal time. However, employers may find this offensive. Email addresses, a common mistake I have seen in many resumes are inappropriate email addresses such as ILovePatronSilver@emailaddress.com or BigDaddy1993@emailaddress.com. When in doubt, use a professional email address such as your full name or business name. It is very difficult for an employer to consider a candidate seriously for employment with an address such as the above. The same applies for a website or social media profile. A word to the wise, use your social media profile with caution. If you have pictures of yourself drinking tequila shots with some friends, then you may want to think twice about posting this on Facebook or YouTube. Employers do view your profiles. Therefore, it is best to err on the side of caution when displaying your social media link on a resume. Remember, THINK PROFESSIONAL.
Mi-lintee is the owner of The Beauty Job Center. She is a Freelance Career Advisor and motivational speaker with over 10 years experience in Career Development. Her passion is motivating students and professionals to reaching their career aspirations. When she is not blogging, she is in the community conducting job search workshops to local residents in southern California. If you would like to contact her, follow Beauty Job Center on Twitter or visit TheBeautyJobCenter.com
Is your resume for the beauty industry attractive? If not, when was the last time you revised it? One of the key factors to becoming employed in any industry is having an attractive resume. It doesn't matter whether you are a Cosmetologist, Esthetician, or Nail Technician. The rules applies to everyone. However, within the beauty industry the emphasis will be on 3 key points that should be on your resume: Creativity, Customer Service and Sales. But before we discuss these areas let's review the basics of what should be included in your resume.