GetHired!™ Guide Chapter 3 - Basic Resume Writing

by GetHired!™ Wednesday, March 30, 2011
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The most important tool in a job search is your resume, yet it is also perhaps the most misunderstood. Having a great resume is essential in a job search – it’s the primary communication tool to the stakeholders involved in the hiring process.

A resume is:

  • A summary of your employment and educational history
  • A tool used to get an interview

A resume is NOT:

  • A chronological record of your work history
  • A static, one-size-fits-all document

Of course, the unique thing about resumes is that there is no standard format. Ask twenty different people about resumes and you’re likely to get 20 different answers. As such, you’ll want to use your best judgment in executing strategies for your particular job search. Since your background is unique to you, your resume will be unique as well. [Read More...]