Resume Writing Help

Resume Writing Help

On average, each corporate job offer attracts 250 resumes. Of those candidates, 4 to 6 will get called for an interview, and only one will get the job (Glassdoor).

Unless you are applying for a top-level position, your resume should not be more than one page and should consist of a summary of your experience, qualifications, skills, and educational background.

Avoid the generic one size fits all resume when applying for a job.  Read the job description carefully and tailor your resume to fit the job specifications before applying.

Make it clear how your skills, experience, and academic achievements make you perfect for the job.

Avoid Sentences and large blocks of type.  Recruiters skim-read resumes they do not read them in detail so be careful.  Short, concise phrases are much more effective than long-winded sentences.

Everything should be easy to find. Avoid paragraphs that are too long. Six lines or less is best.

Proofreading your resume is essential, especially if your resume is not done by a Professional Resume Writer. There should be no misspelling or grammatical errors. Have one or two people look over your resume regardless of who writes it.

Do not fudge anything on your resume. Fudging on your resume is cause for immediate termination should an employer found out what you have done.  You should also be prepared to discuss with confidence everything in your resume during an interview.

Think about the type of resume that might be best for you.

There are 3 basic types of resumes which we will get into.

Chronological Resume (Download Sample)

The chronological resume is the most commonly use resume for those who have little or no gap in the work history, and for those whose current job objective is related to their previous job.  The chronological resume is also a good format for those who are moving up the career ladder.  The chronological resume is a reverse chronological resume where items are listed in reverse chronological order with your most recent schooling or jobs first. Name, dates, and places of employment are listed, and then education and work experience are grouped separately.

Chrono-Functional Resume (Download Sample)

The Chrono-functional resume is more suitable for someone with a solid employment background and special skills he/she wants to emphasize. It chronologically lists job history and education and also allowing for highlighting what makes someone’s qualifications especially marketable. The Chrono-functional resume can be a powerful and flexible resume for some job seekers because it allows for them to focus topics in areas that position them best for new job targets or even to overcome some challenges in their timeline.

Functional Resume (Download Sample)

The functional resume puts more emphasis on the skills and talents developed over time and de-emphasizes job titles, employer’s names, and date. This allows job seekers to deflect attention away from recent employment experience and whose qualifications might look weak on a chronological resume. The functional resume is also more suitable for those who are in the midst of changing careers and want to avoid emphasis on recent employment history.

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