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Jan 14, 2008
So, you are looking for information on resumes, which probably means you are on a job hunt. Resumes, of course, are an indispensable tool when you are entering, or re-entering the job force.

The first rule of thumb when creating resumes is to make sure they are professional and honest, as most employers will verify any information you have put down, and you will be much better off, say, having less education or experience than you might like to admit, than being found out as a liar. There is no way you will get the job then.

If you are an experienced with creating resumes, than you will need less assistance than someone who is new to the whole practice. But, someone who is lacking experience in creating and formatting resumes should not fear, because there is plenty of help to be found, and several different sources for that help.

If you are a graduate of a college or university they will surely have a Student Services office with a placement staff ready and willing to assist in crafting resumes for their graduates.

If you are more the do-it-yourself type, then log right on to the Internet and choose from hundreds, possibly even thousands, of sites, dedicated to helping those who are looking to create winning resumes. You will find help in formatting your resume, and to make it even easier for you, there are an abundance of sites which offer templates for many different styles of resumes.

You can find templates for entry-level resumes, resumes for teachers, those in the legal field, the medical field, those interested in technical careers, those with accounting degrees to those with degrees in the secretarial sciences. There are templates and formats for all sorts of resumes.

Another option for those of you hoping to find help with resumes, is your local library or bookstore. Ask to be directed to the Career section and browse the many books you will find offering basic help, to those with much more advanced assistance in creating resumes.

There are even businesses whose main purpose is to assist those who are job-hunting with creating resumes. You will have to pay for this service, fees will vary so be sure to check around, but you can be guaranteed you will end up with one of the finest resumes to hit your prospective employers' desk. This may be a good option for someone with little time and the funds to utilize this service.

That will be one less thing for you to worry about, and you can focus on perhaps mock-interviewing or brushing up on your interpersonal skills. It is also highly advisable to do some research on the company you are interested in. If you are able to work some tidbits of knowledge in it will definitely impress the employer and let him or her know how serious you are about their specific company. This may very well work in your favor.

Well, know that you are well-versed on the many different options you have to create resumes that will get attention, all that is left for you to do is choose which one you think is going to work best for you, and go for it! The more practice you get at creating resumes, the more natural it will feel to you and before you know it, you'll be a pro!
About the Author
Mario Churchill is a freelance author and has written over 200 articles on various subjects. For more information on resumes or for a samples resume checkout his recommended websites.
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