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    Default how do you make a resume thats good? I never made one before.?

    please help me, its for a very important job. 10 points to the best helpful awnser.

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    Any of the job boards, most notably Monster,Careerbuilder, and Hot Jobs offer resume advise, tools to assemble them, etc. for free. WHile you are there, they also have som great references for the interview itself.

    Here are some general hints manyof these tools don't note:

    1. Take some time to assemble a killer brief intro paragraph. This employer may be looking at many candidates. This is a paragraph that keeps them reading the rest in detail. When it comes to wording, no other part of your resume is more important.

    2. Try to show a progression in responsibilities, from a lower position t a higher position over time. If you do this and list your resume in reverse chronological order (most recent job 1st, oldest job last) this also highlights your most recent experience.

    3. Detail anything that relates to high productivity, good worker, etc. Remember they want to know what you can do for them.

    4. Try not to lie, but don't be afraid to stretch. If you ever did a task once,or helped someone perform a task, then it was a responsibility at the job and you are experienced.

    5. If you do lie (which I am not promoting), make sure it is something you feel you could do and that you can talk intelligently about it.

    6. Don't be afraid to bend their formats.

    ex- I prefer to have a short resume, yet mine is 4 pages. Interviewing experience has shown that the items employers are least interested in I can't remove (like education), while items I could remove they show the most interest in (like an abbreviated list of all of the sites I have worked in).

    ex- I also suggest the reverse chronological order, yet my resume is reversed because I had some problems at my more recent employers who nobody had ever heard of, yet everyone in my industry knows my 1st employer I was with for 13 years.

    In the end, it is whatever makes you look good. If that means you go to an unusual format, that's good. The reasons are rediculous not to - for example, they claim it is an alarm if you break out your resume by task rather than employer as the reader thinks you are hiding something, but the result is that I am not hiding anything they can find out about, and they read the resume carefully and in detail looking for these things (all good).

    7. Make it easy to read. Don't go overboard on the formatting, colors, etc. You are relaying information, not your artistic skills. Use plain white paper (it will get photocopied anyway). Use 1 type of text - Arial seems easy to read - make titles bold and maybe a LITTLE larger, and as a last resort unse underlining - never use italics. Use bullets - managers love bulleted items. Leave room in the margins so they can write notes (try to keep standard margin formatting unless it pushes you to another page).

    8. Last note - you sre applying for a specific position, so make the resume for the position. Take the time to highlight and detail skills and tasks specific to the position and industry.

    Good Luck!

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    Think! Your Resume may be the first opportunity employers have to get to know you and your skills. On average an employer spends two minutes reading a Resume, so avoid long detailed paragraphs; many employers will evaluate your Resume within 15 seconds. So it's important not only make a great first impression, but also to do it fast! Your Resume will look far more attractive if you can convince the employers that you have the qualities they require. Your Resume could be your ticket to an interview. Think about what particular employers want, and how you will be an asset to their company. The employer may only read the first page, or even the first few paragraphs to get a feeling of who you are and what you can do for them. This means that the most important information should at the top of your Resume. Make your Resume clear, with a simple yet easy to follow layout, showing all the important facts about your skills, employment history and education. You should target your Resume at every specific job you apply for. However you should send a more broad-based Resume to a recruitment agency which can be sent to a variety of employers. Layout Guidelines (up to 2 A4 pages of attractively presented information is standard):

    1. The first thing is the document title, Resume, followed by your name. This should be in bold with a lager font, but not too big.

    2. Your address, contact details should be neatly presented, with date of birth, nationality and marital status also possible here.

    3. Brief Personal Profile: This will be about 3 to 4 lines of text giving a brief overview of your key skills and attributes, and perhaps your objective regarding such a position. Be concise and try to appear interesting and professional to the reader. It will encourage them to read on.

    4. Your employment history starting with your current or most recent job first, then go backwards through your career. State the company name, job title and the period you worked there. Begin by listing your duties and responsibilities. Be specific and detail only what is relevant to the new position (up to 5 or 6 duties). List specific achievements such as finishing a job/project ahead of schedule, or learning a new skill. List any industry training and qualifications you gained while in that employment. Employers like to see employees who learn and respect new skills. If you are a graduate, you should list some work experience. This can show that you have worked in a company and have experience as a team player or in being responsible.

    5. Education: Briefly list your school qualifications, college certificate/diploma and university degree giving dates, location and exam results. Again start with your highest level or most recent training first, then go backwards through your education.

    6. Additional skills: List your important everyday skills such as some IT skills, programs used, professional skills, languages. Perhaps provide some evidence of where you have used them.

    7. Interests: Employers are usually more interested in activities which require you to show team commitment or personal initiative and drive.

    8. References/Referees: Write 'References available on request' if you prefer that the employer asks your permission before writing or ringing them up. Referees can be personal or professional, though professional referees are much better.

    9. Do not expect to produce a great looking Resume at your first attempt. You may need to make a few drafts. Make sure your grammar and spelling are correct. Make sure the font and style is the same throughout keeping it consistent. Microsoft Word contains a variety of Resume templates that ensure details are presented clearly and effectively. Show your Resume to someone whose advice you trust and listen to what they have to say. Welcome constructive criticism. Print your Resume using a laser printer on good quality paper. When sending Resumes via email, it's important to include them as attachments rather than in the body of the email.

    10. Now that you've created a good Resume, you need an equally good quality cover letter to convince the employer to look closely at your Resume.

    Microsoft Word contains a variety of Resume templates that ensure details are presented clearly and effectively. To find these templates follow the path:

    File > New > Templates > Select 'Other Documents' in the dialogue box that appears and select one of the resume wizards.

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    I use monster.com You pretty much just have to fill in the blanks. They also have where you can make several, incase you are applying to different types of jobs and need to highlight different skills for each job. Just sell yourself, pretty much.

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    Kelsey,
    A job resume is just a way of selling yourself. Its just a list of your qualifications. It should only be 1 page long. It should include how a prospective employer can get a hold of you. ( phone number, email address, etc )
    It could start like (Example
    Name
    address
    Phone
    email
    I am always on time, and reliable. I can type ------ words a minute. I have experience on 10-key, Dell computer, and office management skills. Such as: then list :
    a-
    b-
    c-
    Then you list 3 references. People you know who know you, and know what your work skills are.... and their address's and phone numbers...etc.
    Remember a good job resume is just selling yourself,,,, allowing that employer to read whatever skills you may have. List whatever applies for the job you are applying for. The more the better. Don't exceed one page. Also use very business like paper to print it out on...... like off white, or some other color which fits the job.
    And Good Luck.

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    first you find a good resume of someone elses and then you make a few changes and then you got a resume that looks orriginal..

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    I just took advice and samples from this site here:

    http://www.alec.co.uk/resume-examples/high-school-resume-samples.htm

    And that's how I almost got a job somewhere. I'm only 15, and they said it was really good ^__^

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    A free resume builder to help you make a professional resume. The only other thing I can advise is that you print your resume on very high quality paper. Use a heavier neutral colored paper that will make it stand out and get attention. Don't lie, but don't be afraid to use colorful words to spice it up a little. Make sure you talk positive about you past employment even if you hated your past employers.

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    accentuate any public service or former jobs, in word when you open a new document, on the right side in the rectangle box under the word templates, go to on my computer, then go to other documents while in the templates thing, there are resume templates that you can use. typing it looks professional.
    e-mail me at [email protected] if i did a bad job explaining,

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    Quote Originally Posted by ugaf View Post
    accentuate any public service or former jobs, in word when you open a new document, on the right side in the rectangle box under the word templates, go to on my computer, then go to other documents while in the templates thing, there are resume templates that you can use. typing it looks professional.
    e-mail me atif i did a bad job explaining,
    Hi everybody,

    You can see same topic at the side bar of this site. You can find out some thing same your questions or use search box or this site.

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    excellent notes. Thanks for sharing

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