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Write Your Own Resume

You are a pretty good writer and now it's time for you to job search. So you feel that you can write your own resume, but you need a few tips to help you get started:

  • Review resume samples for the latest on styles, formats, organization and language. Click here for a sample.
  • Secure a private, professional e-mail address.
  • Figure out if you need a print resume, scannable resume, electronic resume, web resume or resume in pdf format.
  • Research the best types of format that suits your career industry.
  • Identify 3 to 5 career areas so that your resume can target this area.
  • Compile relevant keywords. Add the job description in for suggestions.
  • Document your key career accomplishments and achievement and successes using the CAR (Crisis, Action, Results) formats.
  • Clearly define who you are and how you want to be perceived. Document this in your summary and in highlighting your professional brand.

One of the greatest challenges when writing your own resume is to use the "right" language. Be sure to research your industry via the Occupational Outlook Handbook and double check your industry via Hope that this article is helpful to you. Take a look at the video, "Resume Writing Secrets".

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