Published at Wednesday, 23 October 2019. Resume Sample. By Charmain Jamet.
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.
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.
Wouldn't it be great if you could search for a resume sample online and find an example of a resume that had everything you have done in your career just the way a resume writer would have written it? Okay, so you're not that unrealistic. You know we're not living in a perfect world. All you really want is some inspiration and to find a few good sentences to borrow to make your life easier. Ten years ago, the prospect of finding a good resume sample online was a daunting task, and to a large extent still is with the exception of a few. Many of the websites offering resume samples charged a non-refundable fee for the privilege before seeing the product. These sites are still around, but have some stiff competition – free resume sample sites such as Sample Resume Templates that offer hundreds of free resume samples for many job titles. When you think about it, why would anyone pay for 250 resume samples when they only need a few good ones? This is obviously a better resource for a resume writer than it is for a job seeker.
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