The Ultimate Guide to Resume Writing - Part 1/6 - The Start
Hi, I'll be guiding you through a process to write a resume that will astound employers and elevate your successes when networking and job searching. I'll be adding my thoughts with each step in this 6 step process. Some initial thoughts:
- It is NEVER too early to write a resume
- Putting effort into a resume helps you stand out after you've talked in person to a representative/contact
- Resumes reflect YOU, there is no cut and dried way to have a perfect resume, it should tailor to YOUR strengths.
- The image of yourself that you establish with you resume is both powerful and long-lasting, a negative image if done wrong, but an extremely good image if done right.
All of these points sound good, but let me back these up with some evidence of a good resumes' effectiveness.
My personal resume has details about my studies in China, my passion for languages and of my love of sailing. I'm a Mechanical Engineer. None of these things apply to my field. Yet at every career fair and every network event and every interview I've been to, it is these points that come up in conversation and paint a better picture of who I am. Communicating how I handled situations in China and while sailing helped me land interviews and jobs that had seemed beyond my grasp. Let's see what some good effort can do for you!