How to Write a Resume

Interview committees receive hundreds of applications for a single position often with only a resume to help guide them to the best candidates. For this reason it is so importan...

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Having a Targeted Resume and Cover Letter: How Important is it?

Gone are the days of the one size fits all resume. I am asked daily, do I really need to customize each resume and cover letter to each job I am applying for? My answer is alwa...

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Sales Resume: How to Write a Compelling One, Including Examples

You know you are an amazing sales person; you can sell snow to a snowman, but how to put all of this information down on paper seems like a daunting task. When a recruiter or h...

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How to Turn Around a Failing Resume

If your job search isn’t going the way that you planned, with applications going un-responded and no interviews in sight, then your resume is likely the root cause of the proble...

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Editor's Note

There is one comforting element about the job search process: the resume writing process. Why? Because writing a resume entails no surprises, only hard work. It is not like the job interview or the networking function where you have to perform on the spot. Writing a resume is all about hard work and dedication. Why then do so many people fail at writing a proper or effective resume? Because they are lazy, are engaged in wishful thinking, don't want to face their past, don't believe in themselves or don't recognize their own limitations.

As you write your resume, don't lose sight of what a resume is about. A resume is a document intended to show to a potential employer, as "objectively" as possible, why your experience and qualifications make you the best candidate for the job. Objectively was put in quotes because, although the resume has to be written in an impersonal tone, the content of the resume can be very subjective: What do you believe your experience was? What do you believe your accomplishments were? What do you believe you contributed to your prior employers?

WorkBloom's Resume Center is a collection of resume tips, resume articles and resume samples intended to help you write the best resume that you possibly can. We have asked for contributions from leading resume writers to give you their insights into all the aspects of resume writing. Now, the ball is in your hands. Good luck!

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