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What to Do If You Don’t Know How to Write a Resume

Are you interested in changing careers or changing jobs?  If you are, have you started your job search?  Even if you have started your job search, but you are currently coming up empty handed, you are urged to take a close look at your resume.  Speaking of resumes, are you even using one?

When it comes to finding a new job or changing careers, it is important that you have a resume.  Unfortunately, many job seekers mistakenly believe that job interviews are the most important component of finding a new job. While this can be true in many cases, it is important to remember that a quality resume is what enables you to get a job interview in the first place.  That is why it is important that you not only submit a job application, but that you also attach a resume as well.

As important as resumes are, there are still many job seekers who do not submit them.  One of the many reasons for this is because resumes, especially ones that are considered “perfect,” can occasionally be difficult to write.  If you are unsure as to how you can go about writing a professional resume, namely one that will land you multiple job interviews, you will want to continue reading on.  Just a few of your many options are outlined below.

If you are interested in developing your own resume, but you are unsure as to how you should proceed, you may want to turn to the internet. Online, you can find a number of websites that are commonly referred to as career websites. These types of websites often have information, including tips, on creating a professional resume.  It should also be possible for you to find free resume templates online. These free resume templates can be used as guides for you, when looking to create a “perfect,” resume.

In keeping with finding free resume templates, did you know that many computer programs, such as Microsoft Word and Microsoft Works, have free resume templates available with them?  If you are using these two programs or other similar ones, you will want to examine your program’s templates.  What is nice about using your computer’s template programs is that you often have a number of different options.  It is not uncommon for you to find ten or more free resume templates, that come in a number of different styles, already installed in your computer.

As outlined above, you have a number of different options if you are looking to create a professional looking resume on your own. As nice as making your own resume is, as it is free to do so, you may not have the needed time or you may be unimpressed with your own resume.  If that is the case, you may want to consider seeking professional assistance. One of the best ways to do this is by using the internet to your advantage, namely a standard internet search. When performing a standard internet search, you may want to search with phrases such as “resume writer,” or “professional resume writer.”  Although you will have to pay to use the services of a professional resume writer, you and your prospective employers will likely be satisfied with the end result, which should be a great resume!
As outlined above, you have a number of different options when looking to have a professional resume to submit to all prospective employers.  No matter which option you choose, you should find that having a resume, let alone a professional one, should increase your chances of finding a new job.

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April 29, 2008 - Posted by | Job Hunting Tips | , , ,

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