Published at Wednesday, 02 October 2019. Resume Sample. By Curtiss Bonnefoy.
Why are these free resume samples sites giving the store away? In a word, Google Ads (okay, two words). This is a win-win situation for job seekers and publishers (the site offering free resume samples that you visited). The idea is that upon visiting, you will click on a Google Ad so the publisher gets paid for their overhead expenses in maintaining a quality website that is constantly being improved and hosted each month. Some free web sites of all types actually go as far as asking for a donation to kept the site running. It costs money to purchase a domain, develop a website, ad fresh content daily, correct problems, handle the marketing so people can find the website in the first place, and host it on a server so it is actually up and running on the world wide web.
How Should You Use Those Free Resume Samples? You don't need to be afraid of the free resume samples that you might find on the internet. Check them out, by all means. But instead of copying text verbatim, put those samples to better use by studying the different formats (the style and structure of the resume, including the breakdown of categories) and the content – with respect to the way the author chose to phrase responsibilities, accomplishments, etc. Use resume samples as a source from which to glean ideas, and as an opportunity to immerse yourself in the language of the craft. Take the lessons learned from studying those samples, and apply those lessons with originality toward the crafting of your own document. By avoiding the look-alike text that every Tom, Dick and Harry has glommed onto, you're more likely to build a professional tribute to an actual individual, and subsequently attract the eye of a hiring official. And that's the goal.
All that person is thinking about is the risk attached to you: is it more of a risk to let you work for a competitor, or is it more of a risk to have you working for them? Your resume will lead them towards one of those conclusions. But when we talk about 'functional resume samples', many people make the mistake of thinking that their resume must be objective, direct, businesslike, and devoid of personality. Nothing could be further from the truth. We call it a 'functional resume' because it performs its function, ie it gets them ringing you and wanting you to come in for interview. In fact, the image we often have of the word 'functional', in other words objective, logical, 'left-brained' is precisely the sort of resume that usually gets a big yawn and then gets trashed.
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