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How to Make a Resume
free tips will give you some guidance on how to make a resume. But keep
in mind that these free tips are just guidelines. Everyone's background
is different so there's no single formula on how to make a resume that
fits all cases. So use these tips to guide your thought process but trust
your own common sense on how to handle specific issues when you make your
own resume. Keep in mind that you only have 30 seconds to make a
good impression with your resume so don't miss your opportunity.
How to make a
Here's how to
make a resume that will get you noticed:
Don't include a picture of yourself unless you're in an
industry that requires a photograph (e.g., TV, theatre, film).
Don't include personal information (marital status,
children, date of birth, ethnicity) on a US style resume. Note that
this information is generally acceptable when you make an
If you have negative information in your background,
try to avoid including it on your resume if you can. If you can't, then
make sure you present it in a way that lessens the negative impact. For
example, often older workers attempt to disguise their age by omitting
their dates of employment and college graduation dates. This approach
rarely fools anyone and can actually backfire by making the reader say
to himself/herself: "If this candidate is worried about their age,
maybe I should be worried about it, too". I recommend turning negative
issues such as age into positives. Always try to figure out
how to turn your lemons into
Watch the tone of your resume. Make sure you don't write in an
arrogant, pompous, or self-serving manner. You're going to have a tough
time selling yourself to a prospective employer if he/she feels you're
talking down to them.
Once you've finalized your resume, make sure you make
all the file conversions you will need in your job search. Other files
you may need in addition to your word processed file include an ASCII
.txt file for "cutting and pasting" into e-mail messages and posting on
job boards, an Adobe .pdf file for sending as attached files, and an
HTML file for putting your resume on a Web page.
Now you know the basics on how to make a resume.
For more specific guidance on how to set up your resume, check
out How To Write
a Resume or . . .
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