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RESUMES

INTRODUCTION    THE BASICS    WHERE TO START?

    TYPES OF RESUMES:    Chronological    Functional    Combination

RESUME DO'S AND DON'TS    10 QUICK TIPS FOR RESUME SUCCESS    9 WORST RESUME MISTAKES
10 WAYS YOUR RESUME IRKS HIRING MANAGERS    DON'T MAKE THESE MISTAKES
    RESUME LINKS    STYLE TIPS

WHAT'S IN A NAME    CONTACT INFORMATION    WORK EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION & SKILLS


Introduction

Developing a resume is the first step in any  successful job search.

Most employers require a resume before accepting any application, regardless of the position or its pay.

When you're hunting for a job, the resume is your introduction.  An effective resume gets employers interested in making person-to-person contact with you.

Research suggests that most resumes are scanned very quickly -- for less than a minute.

The resume must clearly, concisely and strategically present your qualifications, and show how you can help employers solve the problems they currently face in their business.

Your resume needs to convey three things to those who read it:

  1. You have the skills, talent and personal qualities to accomplish those things that are important to an employer.

  2. You have a history of training, accomplishments and/or experience to substantiate this claim.

  3. You will be an asset to the organization insofar as you facilitate the operations, have positive work attitudes and get along with others.

You need a resume and you need it now.

Job opportunities can arise unexpectedly.  You must be prepared for anything at any time.  Having a resume handy from the outset of a job search enables you to take advantage of what may come along the way.

WHERE TO START?

THE BASICS
Name
Contact Info
Experience

TYPES OF RESUMES
There are two basic types of resumes, but there are any number of combinations and variations.  No one style is best.  Try different styles until you find one that clearly points out why you should get an interview.

Chronological    Functional    Combination