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 tell an employer what I want from them
To go into lengthy detail about my responsibilities and accomplishments for every position I have held.
To show that I am interested in and qualified for the particular position I'm applying for.
To show I'm willing to take any job that I'm offered.
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.
All of the above.
Personal information like my marital status, age, and weight
A list of my references
Jobs I held 30 years ago that don't support my objective.
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 increasing sales by 15% or reducing costs by $250,000.
All of the above
The resulting benefit of the project or assignment I completed
My salary requirements
Hobbies that are unrelated to my target position such as square dancing and basket weaving.
My membership in controversial groups or organizations.