Monday, May 12, 2008

Resume Help

Writing a resume can be a stressful situation. How do you know exactly what needs to be in each section of the resume? What words are best to use to grab the employers attention? How long should a resume be?

Resume help is on its way!

The first thing you need to know about resumes is that they will always be changing. When you secure your first employment position, you should immediately update your resume so that you are ready when the next opportunity comes knocking at your door (or when you are so tired of your current job that you cant wait to find a new one).

The second thing you need to know is that your resume is not an autobiography. Yes, it is a piece of non-fiction, but it is first and foremost a marketing piece. The words you choose and how you use them make all the difference in whether or not your resume gets read by prospective employers. Everything you say on that piece of paper needs to be directed toward one thing: convincing the employer that you are someone he/she needs to meet face to face.

That leads us to the third thing you need to know about your resume. It has one purpose and one purpose only: to get an interview. It doesnt matter if your resume is so snappy it stops traffic on Main Street, Anywhere USA. If it does not speak to the employer's needs, it will not get you an interview invitation.

In order to land that perfect job, you have to make sure your marketing materials are up-to-date, well-worded, printed on high-quality paper, targeted to a specific job and individual organization whenever possible and are completely error-free. It's hard to land the perfect job when you aren't even invited to meet the employer.

You can avoid a lot of stress in the job-search process by having top-quality materials. If you know that you are sending out amazing stuff, then it alleviates a lot of the worry. You can focus on finding the best company to work for and researching the answers to all those exciting interview questions.

Every bit of this process is do-able. It really is not very hard, eitherespecially when you have all of this great free resume advice, right?

Help yourself get off to a great start in your career and make sure your qualifications are presented in the best possible way.

Oh, and just because this wonderful resume-writing advice is free doesn't mean it is free of value. It holds a great deal of value, but only if you put it into action

Carla Vaughan, Owner/Webmaster

Carla is the owner of, a web site devoted to assisting candidates in the job-search process. She holds a B.S. in Business from Southern Illinois University and has authored several books.

For more information about writing Professional Resumes, follow this link to: Resume Articles

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