Frustrated Job Seeker
Like many I have been unemployed for over a year now. I have read every article written on the correct way to write a resume and for each that say how something should be done there is another stating emphatically not to do it that way!
I realize from my past career there is no truly right way. It is in the hands of the holder, H/R in most cases. If they cannot agree on what they want to see then we can only do our best and hope.
I have been to Pittsburgh numerous times and really like the town. I was surprised when I saw a piece on T.V. about the hiring happening there. From that I found your connection and have spent the last 6 months sending resumes to your area. Not even a call back!
You are right about hearing so many different resume writing theories and techniques. There isn’t just “one” right way. It depends on who is looking at it and if you have the information they are interested in finding.
How I approach resume writing is by stressing that the resume is your marketing tool, it’s what gets you a face to face interview or even initial contact. Companies want to know how you are going to help them be more successful, what you will be able to do for them to help them be more productive, and how you are able to help them make more money.
The resume needs to catch their eyes and make them want to talk to you further so I don’t think there’s a right or wrong format to use, as long as it does what you need it to do.
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