A resume isn't really needed in today's job market.
To get a job offer.
To interest an employer enough for them to contact me for an interview.
To document every job I have ever had and ever job duty I have ever had.
I don't need to pick a job objective. I can keep my options open and employers will determine the best job for me.
Before I start writing my resume. I can then focus the content of my resume around my objective.
After I have sent out 150 resumes without landing any interviews.
Prior to accepting a job offer.
To show I'm willing to take any job that I'm offered.
To show that I am interested in and qualified for the particular position I'm applying for.
To go into lengthy detail about my responsibilities and accomplishments for every position I have held.
To tell an employer what I want from them.
Can you do the job?
Will you fit into the team?
What type of worker are you?
Are you married or single?
Use many different fonts and incorporate colored fonts.
Write in paragraph form to explain my background in detail.
Use bulleted sentences to make my resume easier to read.
Start my resume with the first position I've held and work backward to my most current position.
Use 'I' statements like 'I prepared a sales report.'
Start each of my resume bullets with action words like prepared, developed, monitored, and presented.
Incorporate acronyms and terms that are only used internally by my company.
Take credit for work done by a team I was on that was actually done by other team members.
Accomplishments such as leading teams or presenting to management.
Experience implementing new systems, processes and applications.
Quantifiable accomplishments like incrasing sales by 15% or reducing costs by $250,000.
All of these answers are correct.
My membership in controversial groups or organizations.
Hobbies that are unrelated to my target position such as square dancing and basket weaving.
My salary requirements.
The resulting benefit of the project or assignment I completed.
Inceased overall sales by increasing new customer sales.
Designed and implemented a new customer call process which resulted in increasing total sales by 20% without increasing sales staffing levels.
Completed a new customer sales project for the sales department.
I worked on a key sales project.
30 seconds or less.
More than 10 minutes.
Profile or Objective