Careers dictate resume format
Different careers use different forms of resumes. When you’re working on your
resume, beware of services that try to sell you on just one template, regardless
of your target career. That’s because formats of resumes really depend on the
industry or position that you have. Lawyers have different resumes from
professors who have different resumes from actors.
Writing resumes depends on what type of job you want
When you are trying to advance in your career, it is very important that you
tailor your resumes to be consistent with industry wide standards. That’s
because recruiters in your field see lots of resumes. If they have to spend too
much time looking at yours to understand what you’re trying to say, you can bank
on getting yours tossed in the trash.
When you’re trying to change your career, it’s even more important that you
resumes match your target industry with the right format and content. You can
find sample resumes that will help you get your own into shape. Certain parts of
resumes only matter with specific fields or jobs. Don’t broadcast your recent
foray into a new career by not paying attention to how resumes are written for
Confused about what resumes should look like for your target career? Don’t
panic. Find a service that has experience writing resumes in that field. You can
find a good one at a job search web site like Smart Job Guides or monster.com.
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