Published at Wednesday, 23 October 2019. Resume Sample. By Harriett Bigot.
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.
Bear in mind that a cover letter is the summary of your resume, typically the points that are powerful in your resume. This means that in writing a cover letter, do not over boast on all of your achievements, or do not be too humble as well, you need to sell your self in a way that they will hire you because they are impressed, not because they pity you, remember, there are no company in today's time who hires a person because they seem to be pitiful. Companies need a strong individual.
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.
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