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Do you know how to write an epic resume that will make it through the automated filters and end up on the hiring manager's desk? These examples and tips show you how to create a resume and online portfolio that stands out from the crowd and gets you called in for job interviews.

Learn how to:
- Create a master resume so you can quickly create a resume customized for a specific job position
- Give your resume a specific title that will get noticed, not ignored
- Keep track of which resumes you submit to which companies
- Choose which file formats to use when sending in your resume
- Decide which format to use: chronological, functional, or hybrid
- Determine which keywords to use to get through the automated filters
- Include facts and numbers to show your achievements
- Create a digital resume or online portfolio to show off other skills and talents
- Much, much more

This slideshow is accompanied by a 4,700 word article which breaks down each step of the resume is exact detail. Read the full article at: http://cashmoneylife.com/how-to-write-a-resume/

Read the full article at: http://cashmoneylife.com/how-to-write-a-resume/

Do you know how to write an epic resume that will make it through the automated filters and end up on the hiring manager's desk? These examples and tips show you how to create a resume and online portfolio that stands out from the crowd and gets you called in for job interviews.

Learn how to:
- Create a master resume so you can quickly create a resume customized for a specific job position
- Give your resume a specific title that will get noticed, not ignored
- Keep track of which resumes you submit to which companies
- Choose which file formats to use when sending in your resume
- Decide which format to use: chronological, functional, or hybrid
- Determine which keywords to use to get through the automated filters
- Include facts and numbers to show your achievements
- Create a digital resume or online portfolio to show off other skills and talents
- Much, much more

This slideshow is accompanied by a 4,700 word article which breaks down each step of the resume is exact detail. Read the full article at: http://cashmoneylife.com/how-to-write-a-resume/

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Creating the Ultimate Resume - 34 Epic Tips & Examples

  1. 1. Creating the Ultimate Resume – 34 Epic Tips From CashMoneyLife.com Read more: How to Write a Resume S © CashMoneyLife.com (except photos)
  2. 2. 10-15 Seconds ~ That's all the Time You Have S Hiring managers often receive over 100 resumes per posted job S You need to make an immediate impression or your resume will end up in the trash! S Focus on clean and easy to read Read more: How to Write a Resume Photo credit: striatic © CashMoneyLife.com (except photos)
  3. 3. Make Your Resume Stand Out S Use clean and easy to read format S Highlight skills, talents, and accomplishments S Avoid colored paper and fonts Read more: How to Write a Resume Photo credit: yonsterz © CashMoneyLife.com (except photos)
  4. 4. Pay Attention to the Basics S Use spell check. S It doesn’t hurt to double-check your grammar, write right? Read more: How to Write a Resume Photo credit: Gamma Man © CashMoneyLife.com (except photos)
  5. 5. Define Your Job Objectives S What are your career goals? S Write it down – this keeps you focused Read more: How to Write a Resume Photo credit: Dino8. © CashMoneyLife.com (except photos)
  6. 6. Create a Master Resume S Write a Master Resume of unlimited length S Use this as a starting point to create future resumes Read more: How to Write a Resume Photo credit: Matt loves kicks © CashMoneyLife.com (except photos)
  7. 7. Customize It: Two schools of thought Unique resume for each Unique resume for each application industry S Maximum customization S Custom resume for each type of job application S May be overkill when applying to multiple jobs S Ex: Create unique resume for each qualification: S Mechanical engineer S Project manager S Quality control Read more: How to Write a Resume © CashMoneyLife.com (except photos)
  8. 8. Pay Attention to Resume Length S 1-2 pages is key* S *some exceptions: S C-level jobs, S highly specialized jobs, S those which require more extensive documentation S Use your knowledge of industry as your guide Read more: How to Write a Resume Photo credit: The CV Inn © CashMoneyLife.com (except photos)
  9. 9. Clean and Formatting tips: Easy to S Bullets are preferable to Read = A long text S Don’t get too creative Winning with text/font Formula S Be careful when adjusting borders S Visit our site to download a resume template. Read more: How to Write a Resume Photo credit: MS Office Clip Art © CashMoneyLife.com (except photos)
  10. 10. Give Your Resume a Distinct Title Good: S Ryan_Guina_Project_Manager.pdf Bad: S Resume.doc Generic resumes end up in the round bin Read more: How to Write a Resume Photo credit: MS Office Clip Art © CashMoneyLife.com (except photos)
  11. 11. File Format ~ Does it Matter? S Yes! Always submit in requested format. S Most common formats are .doc or .pdf S When in doubt, ask! S For manual entries into employer database: S first copy/paste into text file S this strips formatting which can render your resume unreadable. Read more: How to Write a Resume Photo credit: CashMoneyLife.com © CashMoneyLife.com (except photos)
  12. 12. Keep Track of Resumes You Send S Organization is essential! S You want the resume you submitted in front of you during a phone interview. S Use a naming convention like: S Ryan_Guina_Project_Manager_Google.pdf , or S Google_Ryan_Guina_Project_Manager.pdf Read more: How to Write a Resume Photo credit: bookgrl © CashMoneyLife.com (except photos)
  13. 13. Resume Content ~ This is Where the Magic Happens S Format, file type, & length are essential S But you still need to show of your skills, talents, and accomplishments! Read more: How to Write a Resume Photo credit: SpreadTheMagic © CashMoneyLife.com (except photos)
  14. 14. S Chronological Resume: Chronological List jobs/accomplishments in reverse chronological order vs (most recent first). S Most common format Functional S Functional Resume: List Skills first, then jobs vs S best for applicants who are changing industries, don’t have an extensive work Hybrid history, or have a long employment gap (unemployment, going back to school, etc.). S Hybrid Resume: List prominent skills first, followed by job history in reverse chronological order. S Different industries may support different formats – use your judgment! Read more: How to Write a Resume Photo credit: MS Office Clip Art © CashMoneyLife.com (except photos)
  15. 15. Use Keywords ~ But Don't Spam S Keywords trigger filters in automatic software S Use keywords in job description to increase chances of being called S Don’t over do it! S Don’t use keywords if you can’t back it up! Read more: How to Write a Resume Photo credit: hegarty_david © CashMoneyLife.com (except photos)
  16. 16. Personal Information ~ Keep it Simple, Keep it Clean List essentials: Limit personal accounts: S Name, address, phone S Only link to personal accounts if number, and e-mail address applicable: S Personal S Use a professional e-mail: website, LinkedIn, online S First.Last@gmail.com is preferable portfolio to S WyldPartyGurl32@hotmail.com S Don’t let employers find compromising info about you! Read more: How to Write a Resume © CashMoneyLife.com (except photos)
  17. 17. Objective and Summary ~ Less is More S Objective? Yes, we know you want a job. S You can scrap the objective. S Summary? S Only use it to show what you can offer the company, not to tell the company what you want from them. Read more: How to Write a Resume Photo credit: MS Office Clip Art © CashMoneyLife.com (except photos)
  18. 18. Education ~ Only List Essentials S New graduates: Show everything about your college experience if it helps you case. S University, college major/minor, GPA, clubs, offi ces, scholarships, etc. S Experienced professionals S Limit education to highlights Read more: How to Write a Resume Photo credit: MS Office Clip Art © CashMoneyLife.com (except photos)
  19. 19. Skills, Certifications and Professional Affiliations S List applicable: S language skills S tech skills S software or programming S professional affiliations S trade groups S industry affiliations S etc. Read more: How to Write a Resume Photo credit: MS Office Clip Art © CashMoneyLife.com (except photos)
  20. 20. Numbers Tell a Story S Quantify when possible. S Which has a larger impact? S Saved company time and money by creating and implementing new widget production process S Created new widget production process; reduced production time by 20% and saved $1 million in production costs Read more: How to Write a Resume Photo credit: MS Office Clip Art © CashMoneyLife.com (except photos)
  21. 21. Use Acronyms Sparingly S Write out first instance, then use acronyms S Ex: S Project Management Professional (PMP) S Following instances can be written as PMP Read more: How to Write a Resume Photo credit: lobo235 © CashMoneyLife.com (except photos)
  22. 22. Hobbies and Extracurricular Activities S Two sides: Some say never include, others say it’s OK S I say, “include if it helps set you apart from other applicants.” S Examples: S Being a Chess Grandmaster shows analytical thinking S Running a marathon shows endurance and good health S College athletics shows teamwork Read more: How to Write a Resume Photo credit: MS Office Clip Art © CashMoneyLife.com (except photos)
  23. 23. S Most hiring managers do an informal search on Digital, Video applicants S Make sure to impress them , and Online with a solid portfolio. Resumes ~ S Consider: S LinkedIn Another Way S Personal website S Online portfolio to Excel S Video resumes S Other digital resumes S Want to learn more? Visit our 1,600+ word resource on creating a digital resume. Read more: How to Write a Resume Photo credit: MS Office Clip Art © CashMoneyLife.com (except photos)
  24. 24. Crowd-Source Within Your Professional Network S Show your resume to your professional network. They may: S Provide feedback S Offer tips and improvements S Show it to someone who is hiring S The more people who see your resume, the better! Read more: How to Write a Resume Photo credit: MS Office Clip Art © CashMoneyLife.com (except photos)
  25. 25. Putting it all Together S Wait a minute, you said 34 tips and examples! Where are the rest? S Find the full article at: S http://cashmoneylife.com/how-to-write-a-resume/ Read more: How to Write a Resume Photo credit: Dino8. © CashMoneyLife.com (except photos)
  26. 26. Please Share This! S Please use this resource to help others improve their resume! S Feel free to post this slideshow wherever it may be helpful. Please share this S We only ask that you give credit and attribution where due. resource! Please leave all links and references as they are in this slideshow. S Thanks, and happy job hunting! Read more: How to Write a Resume Photo credit: MS Office Clip Art © CashMoneyLife.com (except photos)

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