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Good Resume Writing Doesn’t Have to be difficult

There is an entire section in most bookstores dedicated to books on how to write a great resume. Fortunately, this information does not take an entire book to explain, and you will not have to spend any money thanks to the following resume writing tips we are offering you.

The most important, although often overlooked, aspect of resume writing is the following: you should know the purpose of your resume. This might be evident, but some job seekers do not put a lot of thought into it. You need to write a polished, original resume that showcases your abilities and will land an interview.

Too often, job seekers just list their experience on a word file, add their contact information and call it a resume. Resume writing can be easy, but it is not that simple. You need an edge; your resume needs to have some special flair that makes it stand out above the rest. This can be achieved in a few different ways: format, content, and overall appearance.

Formatting: Whether you use a chronological resume format or a functional format, your resume needs to be set up for the position you are seeking. For example, if you are applying for an entry-level job or a position based on a timely of experience, a chronological resume would be best\work better. However, if you are applying to a professional position where your achievements are more important than the order of your experience, it is better to employ functional resume writing. This will allow you to emphasize your best skills first; everything else can be listed after that.

Content: Your resume should have 3 parts; other than that what is or is not included is up to your personal preference. At minimum, a resume needs a contact information section with your name, address, phone number and email, as well as sections for your experience and your education. This is the minimum you need. If you need to add more, you can. Other sections that may increase your likelihood at landing an interview include: objective, professional qualifications, technical qualifications, achievements, abilities and awards. These sections are not required, but will help you convince the employer that you have what it takes to perform the job well.

Overall Presentation: Your resume needs to use an uncomplicated, easy to read font. This is essential. If you use fancy fonts and graphics, you will distract and possibly annoy the employer. Also, you need to allow adequate spacing between sections; empty space is not a bad thing. It actually draws the attention to the content that is there, allowing them to focus on what you wrote. Also, you need to keep your formatting clean. Do not use weird templates. The clearer your resume is, the more likely it is to actually be read completely.

These three elements of resume writing are often overlooked because people are focused on what type of information is needed. However, content is only a small part of a successful resume. By focusing on all of these elements, you can create a unique, polished resume that is sure to grab the attention of the employer.

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