Making sure that you have a well written resume (or curriculum vitae) is more important than ever during tough economic times. In fact, your resume is the single-biggest factor that will determine whether you will even “get your foot in the door” to be considered for that all-important job that you so desperately want (or need!).
People send their resumes for me to review on a regular basis. Almost every time, when I read over their “draft” or “old” resume, I find the following problems:
Common Resume (c.v.) Problems
• It is almost always “too long”.
• It doesn’t focus enough on what you can do for the new employer “today”, in the job at hand.
• It tends to give equal weight to “ancient history” with not enough emphasis on recent experience.
• It does not focus enough on “actual results” achieved in the various job experiences described.
• It does not “state clearly up-front” what the applicant is looking for job-wise and career-wise.
If you spend time searching around online you will find hundreds if not thousands of resume and c.v. formats you can follow which are promoted by numerous self-proclaimed experts. Of course, it is always good to have a resume format that is pleasing to the eye. However, if you do not address the above five points in the content of your resume, the format won’t matter much.
A few years ago I wrote an article on this subject that is still very relevant today. At the end of that article is a link to a number of real-life resume samples I have posted online which DO address the five points listed above.
10 Tips For Writing A Winning Resume
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