Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Three R's of Your Résumé

Many of us are finding ourselves looking at our résumés once again and there is a good chance that it has been quite a few years since we have needed to rely on them. Before you start sending this precious document out to all of your prospective future employers remember your three R's:


Don't take your résumé lightly; that single document, which sums up your career, education and accomplishments in a brief page or two is worth thousands, or possibly even millions of dollars. Therefore, any effort you put into analyzing and improving your résumé is obviously time well spent.

In this blog we want to share some tips and references that will be helpful while you're compiling or updating your résumé.

The first thing you will need to decide is which résumé format is the right fit for you; chronological or functional. During these current, unstable economic times, there will be more and more people branching away from their prior field and considering the use of a functional résumé. Considering that this is the less commonly used of the two styles we need to make sure we understand the purpose of the style so that we may utilize it, not just correctly, but to our advantage.

Here are a couple of articles that we think give a clear and concise picture of the two different styles and the key components of each:

No matter which résumé style you decide to utilize, keep in mind that this document is your ticket to landing the interview that could lead you towards a productive and profitable career. Ask a trusted friend or associate to proofread it for you. An error in your résumé could cost you a promising opportunity.

We wish you the best of luck in your job search! We will continue to focus on updating our blog with helpful and informative information.

Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

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