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Writing a resume - Let's be honest-nobody loves resume writing, especially their own! It's frustrating to string together all of those life "episodes" in a way that makes sense for the direction in which we are now heading. Then there are those questions we ask ourselves that distract us from the whole point of the resume writing process, like: "How much personal information should I include? How can I make mine stand out from other resumes? Should I include a photo?"
My experience in working with job-seekers has revealed a number of interesting observations. The first is that people seem to dislike resume writing because it means they have to edit their life. They fear leaving something out that could enhance their candidacy. The problem here is that too much information could cause the hiring agent to toss that resume in favor of candidates that have less complicated resumes.
Resume how to can be complicated if you read a lot of the literature out there. However, I've found that the best results come from using a one page format that includes all the relevant information a hiring agent needs without all the time wasting fluff.
What I've shared may sound like a lot of common sense, but there really is a process to creating a good resume. Streamlining work history is usually the key concern for most people. Resume preparation becomes more difficult, however, for those who have problematic situations, but even those can be resolved. If you have limited work history, making your resume appear "thin," then add or elaborate on a "Special Skills/Training" section or "Special Skills/Experience" section. If you don't have a college degree or formal education beyond high school, you can still use your graduation from high school on your resume. Include other training, as well. For those with a long military background, make sure your duties are expressed in everyday language, and show a relation between that work and your new career objective.
The most important action to take when it comes to how to do a resume is to adopt a marketing mindset. With a basic format and the right mindset, that resume headache you started out with will never haunt you again.
Some people would rather avoid dealing with how to write a resume altogether and seek help. If you plan to use a service for getting help writing a resume, it is important to know who is helping you. Check their credentials and background so that you can make sure you're getting someone helping that knows what he or she is talking about. Most of these services charge a fee, and it is obviously stupid for you to pay money to someone who doesn't really know what advice to give you.
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