How to write a resume
Let’s face it nobody really likes writing their resume. To write a good resume, you need a strong sense of self-awareness particularly around your strengths and achievements. Then you need to know which of those strengths and achievements you should actually put on your resume to stand out in a competitive market. Many people struggle to talk about their strengths in public, let alone put it in the public domain.
That’s just the start. Given most recruiters will give your resume a quick initial scan – think 10 seconds or less – you really do need to be concise on your resume – and to pick the best word to describe what you do or want to say.
We receive many questions from our clients on how to write a resume, including: “how long should a resume be?”; “should I list my referees on my resume?”; “should I call the recruiter before or after sending my resume?”; “how do I explain a tricky gap on my resume?” With the popularity of Linkedin, we’ve even had questions about whether the resume is as dead as the dodo.
So to put you out of your pain, we’ve pulled together a list on all our most popular posts on how to write a resume. Click on the link below the title to take you directly to the post. You’ll find answers to most of your questions on how to write a resume. However, if you still have a question you are burning to ask, subscribe to the blog, and ask us a question.
If it all seems too hard, too confusing, and/or too time consuming, you are not alone. That’s why our clients come to us. Having your resume written professionally gives you clarity and saves you time and money. Think of it as an investment into the career that you deserve. For a quote, email – TeamIQ@interviewiq.com.au.