How to Write a Resume

How to Write a Resume

Write a Resume - Why have there been so many changes in resume writing?

Write a Resume - Why have there been so many changes in resume writing?

Write a Resume - Besides resume writing, what is involved in career management?

Write a Resume - Besides resume writing, what is involved in career management?

Resume Writing - What's the first thing I should do before writing my resume?

Resume Writing - What's the first thing I should do before writing my resume?

Resume Writing - If I'm too specific in my resume, will I shut myself out of opportunities?

Resume Writing - If I'm too specific in my resume, will I shut myself out of opportunities?

Resume Writing - How can I identify the key skills needed for jobs I'm interested in when writing a resume?

Resume Writing - How can I identify the key skills needed for jobs I'm interested in when writing a resume?

Resume Writing - After identifying my skills and key words, what do I do next in my resume?

Resume Writing - After identifying my skills and key words, what do I do next in my resume?

Resume Writing - What's the best format for my resume?

Resume Writing - What's the best format for my resume?

Resume Writing - How long should my resume be?

Resume Writing - How long should my resume be?

Resume Writing - Shouldn't I start my resume with an objective?

Resume Writing - Shouldn't I start my resume with an objective?

Resume Writing - What are some of the biggest mistakes made in the summary section of a resume?

Resume Writing - What are some of the biggest mistakes made in the summary section of a resume?

Resume Writing - Should I put as many achievements as I can on my resume?

Resume Writing - Should I put as many achievements as I can on my resume?

Resume Writing - Do recruiters read resume summaries, or do they go straight to the work experience?

Resume Writing - Do recruiters read resume summaries, or do they go straight to the work experience?

Resume Writing - What should my resume introduction be?

Resume Writing - What should my resume introduction be?

Resume Writing - How creative can I be with my resume summary?

Resume Writing - How creative can I be with my resume summary?

Resume Writing - What is a personal brand?

Resume Writing - What is a personal brand?

Resume Writing - What can I do to make the work experience section on my resume as strong as possible?

Resume Writing - What can I do to make the work experience section on my resume as strong as possible?

Resume Writing - What if I have no accomplishments for a particular job to put on a resume?

Resume Writing - What if I have no accomplishments for a particular job to put on a resume?

Resume Writing - Should I list all of my job duties on a resume?

Resume Writing - Should I list all of my job duties on a resume?

Resume Writing - How long should the experience portion of my resume be?

Resume Writing - How long should the experience portion of my resume be?

Resume Writing - What if I'm a new graduate, or have no experience in the job I'm applying for?

Resume Writing - What if I'm a new graduate, or have no experience in the job I'm applying for?

Resume Writing - If I've held similar jobs in the past, will I sound repetitious in my resume?

Resume Writing - If I've held similar jobs in the past, will I sound repetitious in my resume?

Resume Writing - How do I list accomplishments in my resume?

Resume Writing - How do I list accomplishments in my resume?

Resume Writing - Do employers get nervous if they see big time gaps in a resume?

Resume Writing - Do employers get nervous if they see big time gaps in a resume?

Resume Writing - What if my work experience on my resume doesn't reflect what I want to do now?

Resume Writing - What if my work experience on my resume doesn't reflect what I want to do now?

Resume Writing - What else should I change on my resume if I want to change careers?

Resume Writing - What else should I change on my resume if I want to change careers?

Resume Writing - If I was fired from my last job, how do I deal with this in my resume?

Resume Writing - If I was fired from my last job, how do I deal with this in my resume?

Resume Writing - If a job is beyond my qualifications, how can I make sure my resume screens me in?

Resume Writing - If a job is beyond my qualifications, how can I make sure my resume screens me in?

Resume Writing - What things on a resume do people really worry about, but shouldn't?

Resume Writing - What things on a resume do people really worry about, but shouldn't?

How do I find out about suitable salaries?

How do I find out about suitable salaries?

How do I discuss the salary question?

How do I discuss the salary question?

How should I consider myself in regards to my career?

How should I consider myself in regards to my career?

What's the best way to prepare for an interview?

What's the best way to prepare for an interview?

Should I ask questions at the end of an interview?

Should I ask questions at the end of an interview?

What should I do to improve my chances of acing interviews?

What should I do to improve my chances of acing interviews?

What can I do to avoid getting nervous in interviews?

What can I do to avoid getting nervous in interviews?

What kind of questions might surprise me?

What kind of questions might surprise me?

What kind of questions can I expect during interviews?

What kind of questions can I expect during interviews?

Is it important to network when I'm not job hunting?

Is it important to network when I'm not job hunting?

What mistakes do people make when networking?

What mistakes do people make when networking?

What resources, tools or strategies can I use in my job search?

What resources, tools or strategies can I use in my job search?

What should I do online once I've found a job?

What should I do online once I've found a job?

What can I do online to help my job search?

What can I do online to help my job search?

What can I do to maximize my resume's effectiveness online?

What can I do to maximize my resume's effectiveness online?

Is the internet a helpful tool in job hunting?

Is the internet a helpful tool in job hunting?

Resume Writing - What things on a resume do people really worry about, but shouldn't?

Resume Writing - What things on a resume do people really worry about, but shouldn't?

Resume Writing - If a job is beyond my qualifications, how can I make sure my resume screens me in?

Resume Writing - If a job is beyond my qualifications, how can I make sure my resume screens me in?

Resume Writing - If I was fired from my last job, how do I deal with this in my resume?

Resume Writing - If I was fired from my last job, how do I deal with this in my resume?

Resume Writing - What else should I change on my resume if I want to change careers?

Resume Writing - What else should I change on my resume if I want to change careers?

Resume Writing - What if my work experience on my resume doesn't reflect what I want to do now?

Resume Writing - What if my work experience on my resume doesn't reflect what I want to do now?

Resume Writing - Do employers get nervous if they see big time gaps in a resume?

Resume Writing - Do employers get nervous if they see big time gaps in a resume?

Resume Writing - How do I list accomplishments in my resume?

Resume Writing - How do I list accomplishments in my resume?

Resume Writing - If I've held similar jobs in the past, will I sound repetitious in my resume?

Resume Writing - If I've held similar jobs in the past, will I sound repetitious in my resume?

Resume Writing - What if I'm a new graduate, or have no experience in the job I'm applying for?

Resume Writing - What if I'm a new graduate, or have no experience in the job I'm applying for?

Resume Writing - How long should the experience portion of my resume be?

Resume Writing - How long should the experience portion of my resume be?

Resume Writing - Should I list all of my job duties on a resume?

Resume Writing - Should I list all of my job duties on a resume?

Resume Writing - What if I have no accomplishments for a particular job to put on a resume?

Resume Writing - What if I have no accomplishments for a particular job to put on a resume?

Resume Writing - What can I do to make the work experience section on my resume as strong as possible?

Resume Writing - What can I do to make the work experience section on my resume as strong as possible?

Resume Writing - What is a personal brand?

Resume Writing - What is a personal brand?

Resume Writing - How creative can I be with my resume summary?

Resume Writing - How creative can I be with my resume summary?

Resume Writing - What should my resume introduction be?

Resume Writing - What should my resume introduction be?

Resume Writing - Do recruiters read resume summaries, or do they go straight to the work experience?

Resume Writing - Do recruiters read resume summaries, or do they go straight to the work experience?

Resume Writing - Should I put as many achievements as I can on my resume?

Resume Writing - Should I put as many achievements as I can on my resume?

Resume Writing - What are some of the biggest mistakes made in the summary section of a resume?

Resume Writing - What are some of the biggest mistakes made in the summary section of a resume?

Resume Writing - Shouldn't I start my resume with an objective?

Resume Writing - Shouldn't I start my resume with an objective?

Resume Writing - How long should my resume be?

Resume Writing - How long should my resume be?

Resume Writing - What's the best format for my resume?

Resume Writing - What's the best format for my resume?

Resume Writing - After identifying my skills and key words, what do I do next in my resume?

Resume Writing - After identifying my skills and key words, what do I do next in my resume?

Resume Writing - How can I identify the key skills needed for jobs I'm interested in when writing a resume?

Resume Writing - How can I identify the key skills needed for jobs I'm interested in when writing a resume?

Resume Writing - If I'm too specific in my resume, will I shut myself out of opportunities?

Resume Writing - If I'm too specific in my resume, will I shut myself out of opportunities?

Resume Writing - What's the first thing I should do before writing my resume?

Resume Writing - What's the first thing I should do before writing my resume?

Write a Resume - Besides resume writing, what is involved in career management?

Write a Resume - Besides resume writing, what is involved in career management?

Write a Resume - Why have there been so many changes in resume writing?

Write a Resume - Why have there been so many changes in resume writing?

How to Write a Resume

How to Write a Resume

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Does emailing mean that your cover letter can be more informal?

How should I deliver my cover letter?

How should I deliver my cover letter?

Can I use my cover letter to tailor my experience to the job?

Can I use my cover letter to tailor my experience to the job?

What should I do if they ask about salary?

What should I do if they ask about salary?

What do I put in my cover letter without repeating my resume?

What do I put in my cover letter without repeating my resume?

Do I need to send a cover letter with every resume?

Do I need to send a cover letter with every resume?

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Louise Kursmark

Resume Writer and Career Consultant, Best Impression Career Services, Inc.

www.yourbestimpression.com  

781-944-2471

Louise Kursmark, MRW, JCTC, CEIP, CCM One of the leading resume-writing experts in the United States, Louise is an authority on a wide range of career and employment issues. She has written 18 books about resume writing, interviewing, and job search and has been featured and quoted in countless online, print, and broadcast publications. Her passion is helping people “tell their story” in a way that is compelling, memorable, and relevant. As founder and president of Best Impression Career Services, Inc., Louise works directly with senior executives in career transition. She is also a founding board member of the Career Management Alliance, was the first person worldwide to earn the prestigious “Master Resume Writer” credential, and is a 6-time winner of "best resume" awards from two different professional associations.

Resume Writing - If I've held similar jobs in the past, will I sound repetitious in my resume?

Resume expert Louise Kursmark discusses how to avoid sounding repetitous in your resume.

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Host: If I have held similar jobs in the past, will it sound repetitious on my resume?

Louise Kursmark: If you use the approach for you are listing your job duties on your resume and not much else and you had two or three jobs that were similar in job title and scope then certainly it is going to be repetitious and it's going to be boring and it is going to make it look like you didn't advance in your career and that's not really a positive message.

There are several things you can do a case, you might group them together under one heading and show off three, listed one after the other with the timeline for each and then use one summary job description that would work pretty well or you can take the approach that I am going to describe the job description, I am just going to describe the accomplishments and the events and the activities in the success of that position and of course that would be unique for every position, you are not going to have any reputation if you focus on accomplishment when writing your resume.