Published at Sunday, 13 October 2019. Resume Sample. By Marquisa Cuvelier.
I want functional resume samples so I can write resumes that get me in for the interview'. Nothing wrong with that statement. The trouble is that for many of us, a cursory glance over some functional resume samples that have proven to work may still not convince us that there's anything wrong with the resume we always like to write. We are the worst possible people to vet our own resume, as we lived that job history and we can only ever read our work subjectively. The hard-pressed HR person at the other end of your resume's journey will see just words on a page, and maybe an embarrassing passport photo attached.
You may find some resume samples that have bullet points. No employer will have the time (or patience) to read long paragraphs of text. Make sure, therefore, to use bullet points and short sentences to describe your experiences, educational background and professional objectives. One good way to format your resume is by using the keywords that appear in the job description of the position opened. This will definitely increase your chances of getting called in for that interview. By doing so, you have made it easier for hiring managers to do the elimination process.
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.
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