HOW TO WRITE A RESUME THAT GETS INTERVIEWS

Filed in Guides by on January 12, 2010

TOPIC UPDATES 20/04/2010

Due to high demand of people requesting for a resume copy, please click on this link, you will surely find an example of a resume that correspond to your field http://www.how-to-write-a-resume.org/

Ask yourself, what do “The Lord of the Rings,” “Catcher in the Rye” and your resume have in common?

If you consider them great works of fiction, then it’s time to rethink your resume.

A resume isn’t a list of exaggerations. It’s not a hodgepodge of cut and pasted job descriptions printed out on nice paper. Nor is it a forum to advertise that you’re 6 feet 2 inches tall, single, a non-smoker and willing to relocate.

Simply put, a resume is an advertisement that makes the reader act. And if your resume is well-written, the reader should want to interview you.

Get advice on how to create resumes that get interviews — right from a recruiter himself.

Keep It Simple

Recruiters want resumes that are simple to understand, especially when it comes to the skills needed to perform the job and employment history.

Be sure your resume clearly communicates that you possess the knowledge and experience needed to perform the job in question. Use the job description to tailor your resume to the position. Try to avoid industry jargon and Dilbert-esque words such as “facilitated” or “value-added” when describing your skills and experiences.

Your resume should also include your dates of employment. The absence of dates makes recruiters scrutinize your employment history even more closely.

Features Versus Benefits

Your resume should show how you can benefit an employer — not just list your features and skills.

Past performance is often an indicator of future performance. Explain how you made a past employer money, saved them money or improved a process or product.

Think about instances where you went above and beyond the call of duty. Look at past performance reviews to refresh your memory. Employers want the best employees, and your resume should reflect your value.

Truth in Advertising

People say that it’s the sizzle that sells the steak. That may be true but, when it comes to job searching, you have to have done what you claim on your resume.

Many employers today take steps to ensure that you have the background you claim. They have a wide variety of background checking tools at their disposal.

Background checks can include:

* reference checks,
* credit checks,
* criminal background checks,
* past employment verification,
* education verification.

If you’re dishonest in the hiring process, odds are that you’ll be caught. Rather than waste the recruiter’s time — and your time — be truthful on your resume. It’s not only the right thing to do, but the smart thing.

It Takes Two

You can’t create a strong resume alone. Everyone needs help.

Don’t rely on automatic spelling and grammar checking programs. You need to find an editor you trust. If no one in your immediate circle of family or friends can help, try other resources. Yahoo! HotJobs offers valuable resume tips and advice.

Staff at your state’s employment development office may be available to review your resume. Staffing agency recruiters may also volunteer to help you. And finally, you can even take advantage of a professional resume writing service.

Writing an effective resume requires practice and feedback. But once you get the basics down, interviews are sure to follow.

TOPIC UPDATES 20/04/2010

Due to high demand of people requesting for a resume copy, please click on this link, you will surely find an example of a resume that correspond to your field http://www.how-to-write-a-resume.org/

Thanks for your comments,

Prince.

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  1. Stephen Orji says:

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  2. Golley Tega says:

    Please Sir, kindly send a copy of a resume to my email box and also i will be glad if any current job vacancies be send also.
    I am professional graduate looking for a job.
    Thanks Sir,
    Warm regard to your family.

  3. mark says:

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    Thank you.

  4. sylvia says:

    Pls sir, I also need a copy of the cv too. Pls keep on with the good work!

  5. sylvia says:

    I am impressed with the good work!

  6. OLADIPO says:

    I found your information quite revealing. I will love to have a copy of resume sent to my box. This will enable me appreciate your explanations better and have less stress trying to reinvent the wheel.

  7. Ezechukwu says:

    I would like the administrator to send me a copy of resume to my inbox so that i wil reconstruct my resume.thanks

  8. Nosa Ogbeide-Ihama says:

    Thanks for this important guide. Often a times, qualified people make some of the cheapest mistakes by pasting elaborate resume, many of which are considered too robost to scan through when thousands of applicants applied for same opening.

    I will adhere to this very important guide in my subsequent seach.

    Nosa (08033054667)
    Accounting BSc (Uniben,)

  9. Ekeocha Emeka says:

    I would like 2 hav a copy of ur cv 2 update mine.send it 2 my mail.i’m looking 4 a job,well done.

  10. kosy oguaghamba says:

    Thanks a lot for this publication.please kindly send me a copy of a well written resume to my mail box.am a graduate,done wt my NYSC and presently job hunting.

  11. S LUKMAN says:

    Kindly send me detailed resume to guide me through,thanks in anticipation

  12. Folake y. says:

    Am new on this site and i appreciate what you guys are doing,keep the ball rolling.Am a fresh graduate waiting for NYSC.pls send a copy of a good cv into my email box.Thks

  13. Kindly help me with Resume format,,,i will be watching out for it in my email address,,,thanks for the good Hand

  14. Megaman says:

    Thanks a 2and time 4 d info. Can u send copy to my mail?

  15. gifted says:

    pls kindly send a copy of writing a resume or cv to my email.
    thanks and keep up the good work. pls if there’s any vancies, alert me. i studied sociology feom the uincal and am also thro with my NYSC.

  16. lynda says:

    i need a sample of a well written resume,dnt want to make mistakes

  17. muftau says:

    pls kindly send a copy of well written resume to my box that match employer’s taste.Thanks for good work

  18. this is a good information,there are lots of people out there who do not know how to write it but are pretending to know, i think a sample for everybody to see will be appreciated, but if its being sent to e-mail as a personal thing, i do not mind one also, thanks in advance.

  19. Good day Sir, kindly send me a copy of a resume to my email so I can use to start with.Thank you Sir,

  20. Ibikunle ibidapo says:

    It’s quit a good story and u are commended 4 that and l will need a copy of resume as well in my email. Thanks 4 d good ways u opend 4 us Sir.

  21. Arojojoye Olutobi says:

    A good piece 4rm u guys.i wud love 2 hv d piece in my box.tanx

  22. Nwagu Nduka Omobolanle says:

    thanks for the good work you are doing,often times qualified people lose the job before they get it because of submission of unedited and unguided resumes.
    I would recommend you try posting a typical specimen of a winning resume on this site for your numerous readers to see,rather than everyone requesting a copy posted to their box.

    Benneth ohia.

  23. Lawal Musa says:

    I need a resume to be sent to mail. Thank you sir

  24. Kehinde oguntunji says:

    Pls i will also like to have a copy of a resume in my mailbox.

  25. stella tim says:

    dats a good one, kindly send me a copy of a well structured resume to my box…like u said everyone needs help, i really dont mind any job posting….tanx

  26. Precious Kunle says:

    pls i am a new on this site but i need a cv preview so that i can change mine, pls also i need HOW TO WRITE A RESUME THAT GET INTERVIEW. i am a graduate Marketing, i need a JOB, ididnt want jobless no more in my life.

  27. Agbochini KingJames A. says:

    I realy appreciate ur wealth of knowledge. Pls keep up the good work. I’m a graduate of the UNN. I studied Electronic Engineering & I’m waiting for service. I would grateful if u post a copy of a well prepared resume in this site. Thanks.08061108775.

  28. lawal olawunmi says:

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  29. Adeyanju Adeniyi A says:

    kindly send well prepare resume to my box.tanx 4 the good job

  30. Johnson o. Ejiga says:

    Thanks a lot for the wonderful work u guys are doing. Iam a geologist and looking for a better job in d oil & gas sector. Pls i would like a copy of d resume/c.v send to my mail. Keep up d good work.

  31. Bola Akin says:

    I must commend u guys for job well done. You are carrying out a great research 4 pple like me. Pls, l would like to have a copy of ur resume in my box. tanx…

  32. TOBI BENJAMIN says:

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  33. osas john says:

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  34. I luv wat u people are doing.i will like 2 hav a copy of both d resume & cv.God bless u.

  35. Merrious Ofomola says:

    U guys are great, I luv your approach to this sensitive issue. Pls kindly send me a resume and cover letter so i can work on mine. Have a masters degree in Geophysics

  36. Victor Malaolu says:

    Please i will be grateful if you can send a copy of a resume to me

  37. mathmatica says:

    good job guys for getting people interested in acquiring a resume that offer them job.i hope i would not be required to pay some money in order to get one?if so,i dont need any.welldone anyway.

  38. ajah micheal says:

    thanks, for this help iam a graduate of chemical engineering, with professional certificate like SQL, OCA, in database, I need a copy of your sample of cv in my email to help me update mine, thanks.

  39. Pls, i will be grateful if u people’s can send me a copy of c.v. Just send it 2 my e-mail pls.

  40. obende .o.michael says:

    sir,i will be glad,if a of your resum is sent to me via my box.my gsm no.;07035211873.thanks

  41. Azeez saheed says:

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  42. Ericb says:

    Sir, please help me send to my mail a copy of the cv format pls. Regard ericb.

  43. Onyeze says:

    Please sir,can you send me your latest resum format in my mailbox.I will be grad if you do thinks

  44. Ope ojo says:

    This is a good work by you guys. Please, i need a copy of a resumé to edit mine. I will appreciate it if you can send one to my box.

  45. Vitalis says:

    Pls sir,kindly send 2 me d recent cv format 2 my email.tanx 4 ur co-operation.

  46. akowe anyaja says:

    please sir, can you send me your latest resum format in my mailbox. i will be gead if you do thinks

  47. Tosin says:

    Good, keep it up, please i will be very glad if you can send a copy of a resume to my mail. God bless you.

  48. Eucharia says:

    You are doing a good work. keep it up. Pls sir, I will be glad if the copy of a resume and cv will be sent to me

  49. Felixtony says:

    I can only say grate is this website and grate work is what you are doing!
    I am student of Accounting in University of Benin and a member of INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED ACCUNTANTS IN NIGERIA.
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  50. kingsley says:

    l really appreciate ur contribution in updating people like us.l will like to get o copy too.
    Thanks
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