Free Resume Writing Tips

Are you searching for free resume writing tips? Well, you have come to the right place. You know you need to stand out from the crowd, but you aren't necessarily sure how to go about it. The article will give you the information you need to give your resume the boost it needs so that prospective employers are eager to get in touch with YOU!



Standing out from other job candidates begins with your resume and cover letter. These are the first two opportunities you have to make an impression on a prospective employer so they have to be fantastic.

If you want to make your job of finding a job easier, you will want to have three to five resumes that you can selectively send to employers, depending on the type of job for which you are applying. Instead of only having one resume, as the average job seeker does, I strongly encourage you to have a targeted resume for each type of position are seeking. The best way to succeed in getting a job interview with your resume is to make appropriate changes to both the cover letter and resume so that they speak to one position only - the position you are applying for.

The changes you will want to make are mostly wording edits, although you may want to include some information on one resume that you don't include on another simply because the employer has expressed a need for something (a quality, a skill, a degree, etc.) which you possess. On the other hand, removing items that are not needed for other jobs may be valuable, too.

Getting to this point requires research on the company, its goals and philosophies, and then determining how you can help the company maintain and exceed those goals.

Free Resume Writing Steps:

  1. Take a copy of your resume (for the type of position you are interested in applying) and compare it to the job ad or description.

  2. Ask yourself the following questions:

    • Are you showing in a concise manner all or as many of the relevant requirements that you possess?

    • Every job ad has specific key words. What key words from the job ad are you using to start your bullets with?

  3. Research the company, taking time to investigate their hiring processes (when possible), the company goals, and their competitors. By doing this, you can learn much about the company and you can demonstrate your research in the cover letter, as well as the resume. This can be done as follows:

    • Read the company website, specifically the press releases (or news) and any profiles of senior management (however, do not limit your search to this).

    • Also try search engines such as google.com, and look at the links about the company.

    • Visit free financial sites such as at hoovers.com and yahoo.com's financials section. These sites show you how well the company is doing, who their competition is, and also provide news links and website links.

  4. After doing the research, ask yourself this question: "Does my resume and/or cover letter show how beneficial I would be to this particular company and its specific goals?" If the answer is no, then you need to include additional items that will help you stand out among the other applicants and close the deal.

The biggest decisions are those made at the start of your job search, as it then becomes an upward or downward spiral. If you are struggling to match your skills and qualifications to the job ad, then perhaps you need to examine your process of finding a position that is right for you.

Failure to do so, even if you somehow land the job, can result in starting over again in a year or less.

Being confident with matching your cover letter and resume to the position and company will bring the much-needed confidence when you are granted the interview! Hopefully, these free resume writing tips have been of help to you.

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