The challenge of life, I have found, is to build a resume that doesn't simply tell a story about what you want to be, but it's a story about who you want to be.
- Oprah Winfrey
Building Resume Content
There are some valuable tools which will aid your resume development. Here are a few templates/reference documents.
In addition, it is helpful to prepare an inventory of your accomplishments. Identify: Project, dates, results. It can also be useful to gather any source documents to reference (such as presentations, reports, performance reviews, etc.)
There are numerous options and formats for resumes. You should select what works best for your situation. One or two pages is typical, with the Curriculum Vitae running multiple pages (CV in the United States is different from a CV outside the U.S. - note this!).
Here are some resume examples for reference.
Resume: Example 1
Resume: Example 2
Resume: Example 3 (Format: 2 columns)
Summary Profile: Example