Writing a Resume

What is a Resume?

A resume is simply a written-out description of your experiences and what you offer a prospective employer. A resume will include your education and work history, skills you've learned, and experiences you've obtained. Its purpose is to show you in a positive light and highlight what you bring to the table.

The resume is usually the first thing a prospective employer will see. By reviewing resumes, they're able to weed out the applicants who don't fit what they're looking for. Therefore it is very important to put your best foot forward and make an impressive resume that will make employers want to hire you -- or at least call to set up an interview.

Resumes can be tricky, and there are certainly plenty of services out there that will help you design, plan, and tweak your resume. Below are some basics and tips for putting together your own resume.

Parts of a Resume

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