Introduction to Resume Writing
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Your resume should be a clearly written, concise document. The resume is a review of your personal experiences, strengths, and qualifications. They are presented through a job objective, your career history, and qualifications which are supported by relevant job experience, personal accomplishments, education, and other relevant supporting information displaying one's skillset and potential abilities. Preparing a resume is an excellent opportunity to review your past experiences and knowledge you have acquired, organize it effectively and essentially convey that preparedness and confidence towards your future employer.
Many people misunderstand the purpose of the resume. Its true aim is simply get an interview, not a job. (The interview is where the sales pitch begins). You need to convince the employee you match their requirements and that your resume and cover letter connects with the employer's expectations of the position.
Most people write one resume and send the same version for all job queries. Successful job hunters tailor-make their resumes for each job application. It is not easy to find a job. Spending extra time to review your qualifications and experiences with respect to the specific job position will increase your chance with success. Building these types of true and tried good habits will always make you more successful in life.
In the next article in the employment series, we will be looking at resume content. What exactly goes in a resume?