Tips For Writing A Good Resume...

So what is the real purpose of your Resume? Your resume is an important tool that communicates all about YOU. Writing a good resume will help you win an interview...if it doesn't work, your resume goes into the trash with all the others that don't make the cut.

Your resume doesn't simply provide a prospective employer with your work history. 

It speaks loud and clear that you have the credentials needed to be a complete success in this new position or career. 

Writing a good resume will help you attract immediate attention to yourself and your application. The reader will want to pick it up and read it top to bottom. Interest will be stimulated. An interview will be arranged. 

There is a well researched standard for writing a good resume.

Your resume will contain: 

  • Your contact information, i.e. name, address, phone, email address, website address. 

  • A defined job objective. 

  • A work history. 

  • Educational history. 

  • Affiliations. 

  • References. 

  • Your resume will be written using professional grade printing and paper. 


An employer can have hundreds of boring resumes to pour through. This means when something catches the eye, it must really pop out! 

Your resume must impress within the first important seconds or it will not impress at all. Employers will quickly scan all resumes and then grab for those that catch their eye best. 

To write a really effective resume, you will use powerful statements that will impress. This is very important, but, you do not want to oversell! There is a very fine line here and you will learn all about it. 

Above all, you will make honest statements about yourself. They will be strong statements and 100% true, or they will not be effective at all. 

Just as you would sell any product that you believe strongly in, you will learn to sell the product that is you! Once you have learned to do this, you will find that you will get a better response from a prospective employer than other prospects do and even those with better credentials. It is all in how you market your product! 


First of all, who are you writing this resume for? Your prospective employer will be the one who oversees the day to day operations of the company you want to join. 

They make the hiring decisions and they are entirely invested in ensuring that you are the right one for the job. 

This person will care about whether or not you can do a good job for their company and so this is the person you are writing your resume for. 

You want to be sure that you are the right candidate for the job. 

You want to be sure you know everything there is to know about this company. You want to understand exactly which qualities are needed to be the right candidate for this job. 

You want to be sure you are not a good candidate for this job, but, that you are the best candidate for this job. 

Time to start writing your resume...

This is the time to put pen to paper and to lay out clearly what your prospective employer is looking for in an ideal candidate. You need to be able to solidify what it is that you bring to the table, even before you begin. 

Jot down every fine point about your training and experience, your unique characteristics, special talents, even your attitude -- everything that shows you most qualified for the job you seek. 

If you are new to the job market, be creative and draw on your upbringing, life exposure and anything that can account for your unique experience and qualities. 

You will begin to be able to connect the dots during this process. Simple statements will turn into sentences and sentences into paragraphs. Keep this information in a safe place. You will use it later to be incorporated into your finished product. 

I hope this second article has been helpful. Tomorrow we'll look further into how to get your resume read by your prospective employer.

P.S. To Download a FREE Cover Letter Template once you have finished writing your resume that you can modify and use with your job application straight away, visit this page.

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