Map to the Job-Seeker Resume Tutorial
A comprehensive guide filled with expert tips and advice to help you develop, write, and polish an excellent job-search resume.
What is the purpose of a resume?
What are the absolute, unbreakable rules of resume writing?
What about “breakable rules” of resume writing?
Do I need more than one version of my resume?
What kinds of organizational formats are available for resumes?
If I’ve never done a resume before, how do I get started?
Any additional ideas for how to get started on my resume?
What about those Resume Wizards/Templates in Microsoft Word?
What should be included on a resume?
- Categories that MUST be included on a resume
- Categories that COULD be included on a resume
- Categories that should NEVER be included on a resume
There’s nothing tricky about listing my name, is there?
How should I list my address?
What other contact information do I need?
Should I include my career objective on my resume?
What about a Profile, Skills Profile, Qualifications, or Strengths section?
What kinds of Licenses or Certifications should I list?
What goes first — education or experience?
What should I always list under the Education section?
Get your degree(s) straight
Should I list my minor?
Should I list my GPA?
Should I list my coursework?
Should I list my high school?
What about community college?
Should I list academic awards, honors, recognition under the Education section?
What else should be listed under the Education section?
Should my other major heading be “Employment” or “Experience?”
Should the Experience section be further broken down into subsections?
How should my jobs be listed under the Experience section?
Should I list company names first or job titles first?
How should I list what I did in each job?
What are transferable skills, and what is their significance on a resume?
But what if I have no experience?
Which transferable skills are most in demand by employers?
Why and how should accomplishments and achievements be incorporated in the Experience section?
What are Situation > Action > Results statements?
How can I use my resume to set myself apart from other candidates?
What is the significance of quantifying on a resume?
What is parallelism, and what is its significance on a resume?
What other sections could my resume include?
Should I list the specific name of my Greek organization?
Should I list hobbies, interests, and/or sports?
Should I list references on my resume?
How should I handle references?
Should I use the line: “References available upon Request?”
Why does a resume need to be sharply focused?
How can you sharpen the focus of your resume?
What are the most important design elements for a resume?
What kind of paper should I use?
How should I duplicate my resume?
How should I mail my resume?
Why do I need a text resume?
What about a Web-based resume?
What additional tools and resources are there to improve my resume?
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