Everybody needs a resume’. Even in EMS. They aren’t complicated to make, and keep updated.
There are plenty of templates on Microsoft Word, and plenty of places on the internet to download templates.
Heck, a resume’ could be done in Notepad. We won’t judge you.
Get a real email address:
There are many, many places to get free email addresses. Use one that actually uses your name. Try to be grown-up and adult about email addresses. Frankly, when I see an application with an email address of something like “email@example.com”; I’m not going to bother sending you an email, much less letting your paperwork clog my desk.
Make it look nice:
Look, colors and fonts are creative and can make your resume’ stand out. But too much is just too much.
I’m not giving a resume’ with pink or purple text or fancy fonts more than one glance.
Know yourself and how people view you:
Employers can, and do, call previous employers to verify references and work history. But previous employers don’t verify anything past dates employed, job titles, and eligibility for rehire.
Again, just make a resume’. I would much rather have a stack of one-page resume’s to look at, as opposed to a stack of 8-page computer-generated applications.
And please, one page only. Two pages max if you publish or write articles, or if you are a committee member at a national or state organization.