Your Resume Is An Intentional Sales Piece.
The sole purpose of your resume is to get you an interview. It should be succinct, brief, targeted to a specific career field, and address the needs of a specific employer. An effective resume should market your relevant skills, knowledge, and accomplishments. Writing a good resume is a time consuming process and it is not uncommon to have several major revisions before completing the final versions. Your resume will change each year you are in school or in the workplace as you add activities, honors and awards, as well as projects, leadership experiences, and achievements. Choosing the right words and phrases are critical in selling your marketable skills and experiences. Since a resume is an individual business communication piece displaying a person's unique qualifications, it should not be prepared by a stranger or hurriedly developed in a generic word processing template or wizard function.
Creating a great resume takes time. Don't wait until the last minute to prepare yours. Remember, quality time plus energy equals quality results (QT+E=QR). Don't you want quality results?
Build Your Resume Using These Steps
Article: Tips For Creating a Concise Resume
From Quintessential Careers:
From KnockEm Dead.com:
Resume sample using headline rather than objective
90 Resume Samples Arranged by Occupation, Format, Problems
(author Susan Ireland's site)
PUBLICATIONS IN THE CAREER RESOURCE LIBRARY:
101 Grade A Resumes for Teachers, 2nd Ed.
Asher’s Bible of Executive Resumes
Best Resumes for $75,000+ Executive Jobs 2nd Ed.
Cover Letters that Knock ‘em Dead, 7th Ed.
Don’t Send a Resume (book & tape)
Real – Resumes for Police, Law Enforcement & Security Jobs
Real – Resumes for Social Work & Counseling
Resumes for Nursing Careers, 2nd Ed.
Resumes In Cyberspace 2nd Ed.
Resumes! Resumes! Resumes!
Resumes That Knock Em’ Dead, 7th Ed.
The Curriculum Vitae Handbook
The Federal Resume Guidebook 2nd Ed.
The Perfect Resume
The Pharmacy Professional’s Guide to Resumes, CVs & Interviewing