This page provides links to criminal justice related professional organizations. You may click on the name and the link will take you to that organizations home page.
Additionally, some information on writing a resume is provided below.
- American Bar Association
- American Correctional Association
- American Probation and Parole Association
- American Society for Industrial Security
- Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
- International Association of Chief's of Police
- International Community Corrections Association
- National Sheriff's Association
- National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (Note: this site has numerous links to other organizations and agencies)
- Police Executive Research Forum
Step One: Choose a job target.
Pick a job that you are applying for and redo your resume for that specific job.
Step Two: Skills, Knowledge and Experience
Find out what skills, knowledge and experience are needed for the job and write a resume directed at those items.
Step Three: List your strongest skills or abilities.
List those skills and abilities in the resume that answer the demands of the target job.
Step Four: Accomplishments related to skills.
Work history here means volunteer work, paid, parenting, and all related activities.
Step Five: Describe each accomplishment.
In simple, powerful action statements that emphasize results that benefited your employer.
Step Six: List past jobs.
Make a list of your past jobs in chronological order.
Step Seven: Training and Education.
List your training and education related to the job you are trying to obtain.
Step Eight: Format.
Choose a resume format that fits your situation. Chronological or Functional.
Chronological means your work experience is arranged in order by dates. This is the more traditional way of listing them and gives emphasis to your past jobs.
Functional means your work experience is described by emphasizing the skills involved, putting descriptive details into skill groups.
Step Nine: Arrange order.
Arrange your action statements from step five according to the format you chose.
Step Ten: Summarize.
Summarize your key points at or near the top of the resume.
Name, address, telephone number.
Employment history or representative skills or accomplishments.
Education and professional development.