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How To Write A Resume (Must Read)

I have met people in their second year of college who have resumes that have not been updated since high school. In fact, I can think of a couple instances of people who don’t even have resumes at all. You can guess what their job situation is like.

Not having a strong resume means one of three things:

  1. You are completely underestimating the value of a resume.
  2. You are extremely confident that you will win the lottery following graduation.
  3. You are lazy. Plain and simple.

While I can’t help anyone who falls into the last two categories, I can help people realize the value of a strong resume. Moreover, I know that as long as you don’t fall into that last category, I can help you build a resume that will land you that job or internship you’ve been drooling over.

Because to put it simply…

Resumes (and connections) are what get you a job PERIOD

 

Simple math problem:

A = Job (which requires knowledge of your past performance)

B = Resume (which are used to show your past performance)

C = Job (which equals cash money$$$)

If A requires B and you require C then you better write your damn resume! Math is stupid anyway.

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Related: How To Craft The Perfect Modern Resume

 

So let’s get to the meat of how to write a resume. I know, I know. More reading yuck right? Wrong. Because I found you a video. Who is your BFF? That’s right! Say it!

How to Write Resumes that Get Results

 

Take Home Message:

Write a resume for people who are not going to read it!

  • People don’t always read your resume, so write a resume for people who are not going to read it.

Things to include:

  • Organize, organize, organize. (Absolutely no one wants to get lost in your labyrinth)
  • Your First and Last name (Sorry Juan Alfonso de Borja y Estevez III, but lets keep it simple)
  • Email (grow up and get Gmail already, Yahoo is for grandparents)
  • Cell phone number rather than your home phone (no address –not really necessary)
  • Why your interested: ALWAYS target your resume to the job you are applying for
  • What do you have to bring to the table

What do you have to bring to the table:

  • Experience: outline what you have done.
  • Education: Briefly explain relevant matters surrounding your education
  • Skills: Use keywords (will open in a new window)
  • Accomplishments: the best predictor of future performance is past performance

 Need more help? Resume Templates(will open in a new window)

Related: 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Go To Graduate School

Remember resumes will not get you a job but they will get you the interview that will allow you to get the job.

 

Was This Helpful? Do You Have Any Tips On How To Write A Resume?

 

Maximillian Garland  | Bright Futura Columnist

 

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