Writing a great resume does not necessarily mean you should follow the rules you hear through the grapevine. It does not have to be one page or follow a specific resume format. Every resume is a one-of-a-kind marketing communication. It should be appropriate to your situation and do exactly what you want it to do. Instead of a bunch of rules and tips, we are going to cut to the chase in this brief guide and offer you the most basic principles of writing a highly effective resume.
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Step to Write a Good Resume:
Step 1: Find a Job for Your Resume
Learn why this step is important to writing a good resume. Don’t make the mistake so many make by doing this step after they write their resumes.
Step 2: List of Keywords for Your Resume
Recruiters and employers search for keywords, so you need to put them in your resume if you want to be found.
Step 3: Choose a Resume Format
One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to resume format. Learn which of these three resume formats will make your job search a success.
Step 4: Your Resume Heading
Believe it or not, there’s a right way and a wrong way to do this easy step. Be sure you do it the right way!
Step 5: Your Resume Job Objective
Learn the pros and cons of having a job objective statement, how to write a good one, and some good options for not having one.
Step 6: Your Summary of Qualifications
If the employer reads only this part of your resume, does she get the very best of what you have to offer? Find out how to make your Summary shine!
Step 7: Your Work Experience
Know how to write your work history on your resume to make the best of it, even if you have tough problems. In this step, you’ll learn:
How to Explain Unemployment on Your Resume
How to Overcome Age Discrimination With Dates on a Resume
Step 8: Your Resume Achievement Statements
Achievement statements tell the employer you’re worth hiring, or at least interviewing for the job. Spend time on this part so you use your resume real estate wisely.
Step 9: Listing Education on Your Resume
Where to put your Education section, what to list in it, and how to deal with many college degrees or no degree at all.
Step 10: Community Service and Other Lists on Your Resume
Where and how to put all those lists of community service, skills, and other things that need a place of their own on your resume.