How to Create a Great Resume

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You need to write a resume, even if you are applying for a job which doesn’t require it. A resume helps you to develop a “brochure” of your skills. It takes time to make a good resume and I am not referring to the “tips and tricks” (i.e. special words etc) or proper grammar and punctuation. It takes time to create a resume that effectively communicates your skills. Heck, it takes a lot of time to figure out what you are good at so you can put it on a resume.

When writing a resume you have to be sure that you are not writing it to get a job you hate. For instance, if you hated doing inventory tasks in your last job don’t put it on your resume. Whatever you put on your resume will be something that the new company will want you to do.

Start brainstorming on the things you are good at and enjoy doing to begin crafting a resume.

First, make a list of all the things you enjoyed doing in your previous jobs.

Second, make a list of all the things you hated to do in your previous jobs.

Be sure to periodically review these lists and update them as you learn more about yourself so you can continue to craft better resumes.

Now it is time to start writing your resume. Use the lists as your starting points. Be sure to include the things you enjoyed doing and be sure to avoid including things you hated.

To help I am including some links.

Here is a post on another site I did on writing a resume.

This article helps you with the details of creating the perfect resume.

 

Here is an example of my resume for you to refer to when building yours.

Here is a worksheet to make the lists I described above.