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?
There are more to writing a resume than it may appear at first blush. Although it is only one or two pages long, the fact that it is so condensed is actually the result of a lot of work, such as screening out everything that is not relevant, structuring the content for the most impact, carefully writing each sentence to highlight past accomplishments and formatting the layout for a striking visual appearance.
Writing a good resume takes time and commitment. It requires that you reflect 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.
List of all articles in the resume section.
- 7 Resume Format Examples: Improving Your Resume’s Visual Appeal
- 10 Things to Clean Up Your Resume
- Avoid These 10 Resume Mistakes and Land More Interviews
- Can Your Resume Impress in 30 Seconds?
- Common Issues Job Seekers Face When Creating Their Own Resume
- Customize Your Resume for the Best Results
- Do Not Include Irrelevant Information on Your Resume by Using the Wrong Resume Format
- How a Professional Narrative Can Simplify Your Job Search
- How Non-Sales Professionals Can Quantify Their Achievements
- How to Address a Sketchy Work History on Your Resume
- How to Address Job Gaps on Your Resume
- How to Address Job Hopping
- How to Find the Right Keywords to Use in Your Resume
- How to Get Your Resume in Front of Decision Makers
- How to Leverage Your Social Media Presence on Your Resume
- How to Make Sure That Your Resume Gets Through the Applicant Tracking System?
- How to Make Your Resume More Effective
- Lose the Details on Your Resume – Focus on What Matters
- R.I.P. Objective Statement
- Resume Accomplishments: If You’re Only Telling It, You’re Not Selling It
- Resume Appearance: Is Your Resume a Visual Nightmare?
- Resume Color: How a Touch of Color Can Instantly Enhance Your Resume
- Resume for Career Transition: What You Need to Know
- Resume Keywords and How to Use Them
- Resume Makeover: Simple Tips to Revamp Your Resume
- Resume Tips for Re-entering the Workforce After a Career Gap
- Resume White Space: How to Achieve the Right Balance
- Resumes and References: Do They Belong Together?
- Sending Your Resume Via Email
- The 5 P’s of a Successful Resume
- The Accomplishment Based Resume
- The Federal Resume
- The Hybrid Resume
- Things to Leave Off Your Resume
- Using Quotes on Your Resume: When to Include Them & Some Examples
- Watch Out for Resume Red Flags
- What Gender Is Your Resume?
- Writing a Resume Branding Statement: Define Yourself
- Writing Your Resume? Focus on These 3 Zones
- Your Resume Font Matters!