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How To Make A Resume

Jan 1, 2008
There are many ways that you can go about learning how to make a resume, and a really impressive resume, at that. With some research on formatting, and the knowledge that only you can bring to the table regarding your skills, education, past employment history, and a strong career objective, you'll have everything you need.

If you are a recent college graduate, make an appointment with your school's placement office and tell them you would like to learn how to make a resume. They will be more than happy to assist you, but this will probably require at least a few appointments requiring that you travel back and forth to the campus to complete everything that needs to be done. If that is what works for you, more power to you. However, there are many other avenues you can pursue to get the same results.

The World Wide Web has more websites than you would believe all aimed at teaching you how to make a resume. If you have doubts, simply type "how to make a resume" into any search engine and be astounded at the number of hits you get! If you can root through and find the ones that you are most comfortable with, you are good to go!

There are templates laying out for you quite specifically how to make a resume. There are examples and sample resumes for you to look at.

There are even resume writing services that will work with you, for a fee, and hold your hand every step along the way of the resume-creating process. It may cost a bit of cash, but you should get a top-notch resume out of the deal.

"Wait! you cry, I am just out of school and have no extra money to spend on learning how to make a resume!"

Hey, that is only one option, remember? One option out of several.

Research the different avenues you have already been advised of and you will certainly be able to come up with an option, a free option, that will be very satisfying to you.

Just remember that your resume is seen as an extension of who you are, to your prospective employer, at least. So, there will always be some basic rules for you to follow when learning how to make a resume.

Your resume must be absolutely error-free! You must be certain that it is free of typos, as well as grammatical errors. This is where an adequate amount of time proofreading will be mandatory. It should be proofread several times by you, out loud and silently, and by at least one other person.

An honest portrayal of your skills and achievements is also essential; lying on a resume or even exaggerating is a huge mistake and will usually always come back to haunt you, most likely in the form of losing your job. Is it really worth it?

A clean look to your resume, nothing too "busy," is a good rule of thumb, and make sure to leave enough white space; you want your resume to be easy and pleasurable to look at and read, or it just may not be looked at, at all!

If you are worried about fitting in all of the information that you need, instead of stuffing it all onto one page, go to two pages. That is preferable to a resume that is a visual mess.
I hope this has helped somewhat on your quest to learn how to make a resume.
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Mario Churchill is a freelance author and has written over 200 articles on various subjects. For more information on cover letter or cover letters checkout his recommended websites.
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