What Expert Resume Writing Involves

By: Aseriah Jordan

A resume has one primary purpose. That is, to convince an employerto invite you to an interview. If you are successful in doing this,than you wrote an effective resume.

Many people think that a resume is suppose to be a summary of yourentire life and career, or a vehicle for self expression or even astheir own personal statement. When people write their own resume, theyoften stick in everything they've ever done and every bit ofinformation about themselves as if to say:

"Hey, I've done a lot, I'm nice, and I've had an interesting life. Why not help me out by giving me a job?"

This is the biggest mistake anyone can make because employers arenot in the business of helping nice, interesting or busy people byhanding out jobs.

It is important to prepare a resume with the attention to createinterest and persuade the employer to call you. A resume written withthat in mind will look very different from a piece written merely as acatalog of your work history.

Some of the techniques you will use to create a resume that gets you interviews include using...

  • White space to focus the reader's attention
  • Bullets to help the reader zero in on your most outstanding achievements
  • Specific numbers and details that add credibility to your accomplishments
  • Action words and phrases that make you sound like a doer and an achiever
The more you make yourself look like someone who can achieve resultsfor the employer, the more interviews you will get, keep that in mind.

In Summary

Take some of the tips I have listed in this article and you shouldhave no problem writing a resume. If you are stuck and need help ingetting a professionally written resume head on over to Or if you already have a resume you can Post if for FREE at Best of Luck in your Job Search.

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