There is one comforting element about the job search process: the resume writing process. Why? Because writing a resume entails no surprises, only hard work. It is not like the job interview or the networking function where you have to perform on the spot. Writing a resume is all about hard work and dedication. Why then do so many people fail at writing a proper or effective resume? Because they are lazy, are engaged in wishful thinking, don’t want to face their past, don’t believe in themselves or don’t recognize their own limitations.
As you write your resume, don’t lose sight of what a resume is about. A resume is a document intended to show to a potential employer, as “objectively” as possible, why your experience and qualifications make you the best candidate for the job. Objectively was put in quotes because, although the resume has to be written in an impersonal tone, the content of the resume is very subjective: What do you believe your experience was? What do you believe your accomplishments were? What do you believe you contributed to your prior employers?
WorkAlpha’s Resume Section is a collection of resume tips, resume articles and resume samples intended to help you write the best resume that you possibly can. We have asked for contributions from leading resume writers to give you their insights into all the aspects of resume writing. Now, the ball is in your hands. Good luck!
|Resume Sections||Tips on how to approach the various sections that compose a resume.|
|Resume Tips||Tips on how to write an effective resume that gets results.|
|Resume Formats||Tips on what format to use for your resume, the reverse chronological format, the functional format or the hybrid format.|
|Resume Layouts||Tips on how to improve the layout of your resume for better visual impact.|
|Resume Samples||Resume samples for various industries and professions.|
|Resume Ideas||Ideas on how to go off beaten paths with your resume.|
|Resume Mistakes||Mistakes to avoid when writing your resume.|
|Resume Distribution||Tips on whether or not to use a resume distribution service.|
|Resume Archives||List of resume artices.|