Everyone at some point in life will need to write a resume for something – a job, a college entry, possibly a volunteer position. Most of the resumes we see are for getting a job. But a resume's purpose, no matter what you are using it for, is to sell yourself before you step through the front doors. To make any kind of success in any place you are trying to climb up the ladder, a resume or the like will be needed. Resumes can be used for so many different things that can benefit you immensely.
Resumes are important in any profession or college because they will catapult you to where you are trying to go. You have the choice what you want your employer, supervisor, etc. to know about you. When employers are seeking resumes for positions they are hiring for, they generally want them to be as short as possible, but with as much information as you can give. This is where the writing skills come in. To have a more successful and impressive resume, you need a clean-cut, organized, informative copy, with few words saying a lot. It also includes a lot of thought.
Let’s say you’ve worked for Applebee’s, Children’s Church and the UPS Store previously. A job just opened for a Food Manager at Logan’s Roadhouse, so you are excited to put your application in! But, they only give you instructions to put one previous job experience (this is highly unlikely, but for the sake of keeping this blog short, we’re using one previous experience). You obviously have to choose which would look the best with what you are applying for. So, which one out of that list would you choose? Applebee's! You need to show them you have worked in a food environment and probably have the certification needed already to do the job. They are looking for someone who has a similar background since it’s easier on them to train you. Critical thinking plays a major role in what to place and how to place it.
Your audience is a great factor in your resume. You don’t have to put every job, organization or college you’ve worked or attended on your resume. You can place the ones that matter most to this company, organization or college. That’s what I will try to help you with this month: the difference in resumes, and how to determine the important things from the unimportant things – and how to organize it all in the fewest words possible. So keep your hands and feet inside the cart as we go on the road to your success!
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