Free Resume Help You Can Really Use

© Written By Jimmy Sweeney
President of CareerJimmy and Author of the new,
"Amazing Resume Creator"

Job seekers looking for free resume help rarely find something they can actually use. A lot of times, they get asked to buy some kind of software that is promised to magically create an interview landing resume. Other times, they are presented with a lot of resume examples of unproven effectiveness and advised to simply change a couple of words around on those resumes and send them off to the employers to see what happens. Only rarely do these unfortunate job seekers get the kind of free resume help that they really need. Namely, the kind of help to assist them in understanding what a resume is supposed to do, what kind of information to collect before starting to write the resume and proven examples of what a finished product should look like.

Of these free resume help elements, the first two are the most important. Once a job seeker knows what a resume e is supposed to accomplish and what kind of information will accomplish that goal, then he or she can get started creating that resume. The answer to that question isn't even all that difficult. A resume is a selling document which should convince the reader that the candidate is qualified, interested and available for the position.

Free Resume Help Pointers

More free resume help about the kind of information which the creator should have ready before writing includes a thorough and exactly idea of what kind of duties, responsibilities and problems the target opening will be expected to deal with when they begin working. Though many job seekers might think that they have this information in their mind already, often they are just guessing. Each job, even with the same description, has a whole different set of duties and responsibilities required to be considered successful and each job certainly requires the holder to meet these obligations in a different environment. The more specific information the job seeker can find about the target position, the more accurately he or she can craft his or her resume to make it look like he or she is qualified.

The most valuable piece of free resume help is to take the requirements of the position and use the candidate's job history, accomplishments, training and achievements as points of proof that the candidate can meet those obligations. Better yet, use those pieces of information as proof that the candidate not only CAN meet those obligations but already HAS in their career. Tailoring the resume in such a way as to exactly fit the requirements of the job means that the hiring manager reads the resume and believes that the candidate is a perfect fit already. At that point, getting the candidate into the office for an interview is an automatic response. Best of all for the person who uses this technique for creating a resume is that their work creating the resume doubles as preparation for the interview as well.


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