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Resume Writing Tips

Creating a resume is an art and, for many, a very daunting and gruelling task. Included below are a number of helpful articles, including resume rights and wrongs, tips, and effective strategies. Hopefully, you will find the information useful if you decide to develop your own resume. Keep in mind it is usually better for an objective third party to help uncover key, relevant strengths and accomplishments.

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Resume formats – Your resume is the one chance you have to make a good impression on a potential employer. Your personal presentation must be top notch for you to gain an interview; therefore, be sure you know which resume format to use and…

Chronological resume – A chronological resume is designed to present your career information by date, listing your most recent position first, and then working backwards ten years.  This type of resume stresses…

Functional Resume Format – A functional resume is organized by relevant job skills or functions.  These sets of skills (usually three) contain relevant accomplishments and are placed near the beginning of the resume, rather than…

Combination Resume Format – A combination resume (sometimes referred to as a creative/hybrid resume) combines the benefits of the chronological and functional formats; this is why…

Curriculum Vitae Writing – The academic curriculum vitae (CV) is a condensed, biographical statement that emphasizes your professional qualifications, achievements, and activities. A curriculum vitae presents…

College student resume – You finally graduated!  Being a student was a long and bumpy road, and now you’re ready to find your dream job.  You’re about to begin the career for which you and/or your parents spent all that money.  So, what’s the next step?

Online Resumes – Online resumes are increasing in popularity among recruiters and human resources personnel. What is an online resume?  It is a resume specially prepared to be read by an electronic scanner, which uses…

Online resume tips – A scannable resume and an internet resume are similar; they are used by hiring authorities to create an electronic database.  Make sure you write your document to catch the attention of a search engine, not…

The Importance of Including Accomplishments in your Resume – Let’s toss around some well-worn clichés for a moment to describe why accomplishments are vital to your resume.

Construction Trade Resumes – Blue-collar resumes are really no different than white-collar resumes, so what is the purpose of reading a separate page on the subject?  This page explains how a trade resume will help you get a job if…

Small Business Resumes – One of the challenges that small businesses face is marketing their services to potential customers. Cando Career can help advertise your business by preparing a business resume and letter of introduction. This will provide potential clients with…

Resume Writing Rights – These are the most important points to remember when developing an attention-grabbing resume.

Resume Writing Wrongs – Many people seem to make mistakes as they desperately try to create a unique, powerful resume that will demand attention.  Here are a few tips on what not to do when writing a resume.

Resume Writing Tips – 17 easy resume writing tips

We Put the Service in Resume Service – “Words are power” and should not be underestimated because they create emotion in a reader’s mind.  Reading your resume, the hiring authority will do one of two things: become…

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