A Good Resume is a Work of Love and Dedication
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, its content 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?
Writing a good resume takes time and commitment. It requires that you go back in time and revisit your past, what you did well and, sometimes, what you would rather forget. It’s a long process that doesn’t allow for shortcuts. The first document that you need to work on when you look for work is your resume. It is the foundation for the rest of your job search. When comes the time to write a cover letter, you’ll refer to it. When comes the time to attend a job interview, you’ll use it to prepare yourself.
Take the time you need to create a resume that reflects your ambitions. It’s worth the effort.
Newly Added Articles on Resume Writing
How to Get Your Resume in Front of Decision Makers
When you’ve put lots of time and effort into writing the perfect resume, you need to make sure it gets in front of decision makers if you want to land job interviews. We’ve all experienced the feeling of sending off job applications online and never getting a response […]
How Non-Sales Professionals Can Quantify Their Achievements
Like any other product, a well written resume has certain criteria or quality standards that need to be met. One of the most important criteria is that it contains achievements which are quantifiable and show results. For individuals in sales who have been instructed to keep a “brag book” over the course of their career […]
7 Resume Format Variations
In many of my previous articles I’ve mentioned that the format of your resume is an essential part of making it successful. But if you’re like me, you need to see it to truly appreciate it. This week I’ve put together some examples to illustrate just how different they can be. Hopefully this will give you a better idea of the multiple options you have so that you can use […]
10 Things to Clean Up Your Resume
There’s lots of people who give you conflicting advice about how to create the perfect résumé or CV. What I tell people is to get lots of ideas and opinions, but then come up with something that you think does the best job of representing you to your target employers. […]