Published at Wednesday, 16 October 2019. Resume Sample. By Marsh Martins.
You don't know if the sample you're tempted to copy was even effective. Here's a question: if you copy text straight from a lousy resume, what does that make your resume? There's a reason for the old axiom, garbage in, garbage out. Unless you have it on good authority that some particular resume sample is a real gem, it's just as likely a lump of coal. The trouble is, many folks who aren't trained in resume writing simply can't tell just by looking at a resume if it satisfies all the criteria that hiring officials are looking for. Is it formatted for maximum benefit of the candidate's qualifications? Is it keyword rich? Does it demonstrate subtle branding techniques that set the candidate apart from his/her competitors? Is it sufficiently promotional without seeming biased?
You don't know where that resume sample's been. Yes, I know. I sound like I'm channeling a mother scolding a child to take that stick (or pencil, or shoe, or toilet plunger) out of his mouth. But sometimes, mothers know best. In the case of the free resume samples you might uncover on the internet, there's no telling how many times that text has been copied and pasted onto documents. In other words, you don't know where it's been. If a hiring manager has seen the exact same objective and summary language on six resumes that have come across his desk that morning, how do you think he'll react when he sees your document duplicating the same text all over again? Not favorably, I suspect.
There are actually a lot of job vacancies out there if you just know where to look and of course if you have the requirements and skills needed. One of the main weapon you can use to showcase your skills meet the requirements is of course, your resume. There are a lot of ways you can make your resume look really good along with the equal number of resume samples you can find over the internet. A lot of today's employees feel stuck on a profession they don't love or are just not match with the job. This is one of the many reasons why people move from one job to another, looking for that job that will satisfy them for different reasons.
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