Understand that before you can write a great resume, you need to lay the groundwork with two critical first-steps – targeting and personal branding.
How to write a great resume is often a mystery, not only to graduating seniors and undergraduates seeking summer jobs or internships, but also to alumni who are changing jobs or changing careers. Some believe that a good resume will "get them a job;" others feel the resume is an unimportant formality. Neither notion is valid. The truth is that a well-written resume will not make an employer rush to the phone to offer you a position, but it should convince the person that he/she would be wise to offer you an interview. Your resume is especially important in cases where it precedes you; i.e., sometimes you must rely on two-dimensional paper to create an appealing picture of the three-dimensional you. In that situation, in the employer's eyes, you are only as strong as you appear on the page. You could be the most qualified applicant in a pool of 30 or 300, but lose an interview if one or more of your competitors appears to be more qualified.
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We’ve all heard it before: “You only get one chance to make a first impression.” If you use the ten strategies outlined above, one chance is all you’ll need. Write a great resume and feel confident in your job search. Good luck!