Published at Friday, 08 November 2019. Resume Sample. By Madeleina Bouquet.
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.
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 are your only constant companion throughout your whole life. So, you would be the only person who knows everything and best suited to write a resume. Still it is very tough for many people to write their own profile. It is because they lack knowledge of how the ideal curriculum vitae should look like and are not clear of what contents should be placed in which structure. With many questions hovering around, it is very easy to get bamboozled. You can easily resolve this problem by gaining knowledge, by observing as many resume samples as possible.
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