How To Write A Resume That Will Get You Hired

 By: Jesse Whitehead
Writing a resume can be a very trying experience. If you have never written out a professional resume before, then there is a good chance that you are not quite sure what to do, or how to start. This article provides a few tips on how to write a resume that will get you hired.

So, pull out a blank piece of paper and get ready to write!

The first step to writing a resume is to write out your employment goal. Jot down a few sentences that describe the type of job that you're looking for and be sure to include what kind of challenges you would like to face. Eventually, on your resume this will be labeled as your 'objective'.

The next step you should take in writing a resume is to post some personal information at the top of the page. Your personal information should include your full name, your address, your phone number, and finally your e-mail address. You could also add the URL of your personal web site if you have one. This information is important if a potential employer would like to contact you.

You are now ready to write out your work experience. Make sure that you write out a draft before you put it onto the final copy. List up to five or six of your last jobs, starting with your current or most recent job. Below each one, summarize the skills that you obtained from the job and the responsibilities that you had while working.

If you are writing a resume for a specific job, try to highlight any responsibilities or skills that are relevant to the position that you're seeking.

It is ideal to keep your resume under one page. But, in some circumstances it is acceptable to go on to a second page - but never go any further than that. Also, at the bottom of your resume be sure to state that you have "References available upon request".

As long as you follow these steps to writing a resume, you can be sure that you are on the right track to writing a resume that will get you hired.
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As you will see, by following just a few rules you will be able to craft a compelling resume that instantly sets you up as the perfect candidate for any job you choose to apply for. Moreover, by taking just a little bit of time to customize your resume to the specific company you are applying to (it's easy once you know how), you will make the hiring manager feel like your resume was written just for him/her.
How many resumes do you think an HR Director or hiring manager receives for each job posting they advertise for? Would you guess twenty? Thirty? I hate to break it to you, but if it is a sales position you had better revise your estimate way up. Try over seventy or eighty - and that is just in the first couple of days of posting the job!
By taking just a few minutes to customize a carefully worded cover litter like this, you will instantly become one of candidate that gets a call back. You will be very much in demand and soon you will have your pick of which opportunities to pursue. And having many companies who are interested in hiring you gives you the leverage to ask for and get things like a higher salary, a better commission structure and even a possible hiring bonus.
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