Often if you search the web, websites will make statements such as “resume examples covering various jobs and career levels”. The problem you will find is that many of these resume examples will be too specific. I mean the resume example you find will often be related to one discipline only such as accounting, financial control, engineering, sales, insurance etc. Now we all need to start somewhere with our resume however I think it is better to start with the job ad than to take a copy what I have found approach to resume writing. Additionally often the narrowly focused resume samples miss lots of things that employers are looking for.
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Blog now expanded with an RSS feed that will update on other career issues. It is no good getting a job with great cover letter and resume and… interview technique, if you can’t grow enough to keep it. Issues such as leadership, management, communication skills, emotional intelligence, sales and selling skills, competence, managing meetings, entrepreneurial work practices and working smarter.
Use ‘formal’ language and short crisp well structured sentences – easy to read absorb.
Use subheadings – they help the overworked hiring manger find what he/she is looking for quickly.
Use simple and clear typefaces – I think “Arial” is great.
Do not use jargon or abbreviations, check the spelling at least three times…. and have someone check your grammar.