I have been writing resumes, cover letters and helping people with career advice for over 20 years. This resume example and template are a result of working with my clients over the years to produce a resume and cover letter that are good at getting job interviews.
You will need to download both files:
One is the Resume Example Template in Microsoft Word (remember to save a copy of this so you have the original in case you make a mistake).
The other is my Resume Example with Comments. It is the same resume as above but this one includes comments and tips pointing to various parts of the resume to help make the necessary modifications easier.
Resume Writing = Marketing Yourself
Writing your resume is just an exercise in good marketing – marketing yourself.
One of the first rules of marketing is to stand out from the crowd.
And when it comes to job search applications and the hundreds of resumes that are often submitted for each job, standing out from the crowd is critical but not always easy to do.
When writing a resume, the following question should always be at the forefront of your mind:
“How can I make my resume more interesting to the reader when I know they are going to be swamped with large volumes of resumes to read?”
Of course, with the extensive use of applicant tracking system software, (ATS analyzes your resume and ranks your application based on keyword algorithms and other criteria), these days, a high number of resumes will not even be seen by a human eye.
But right now, we are focusing on when your resume gets read by a human.
Follow the notes on the PDF download above and also read my Top Resume Secrets booklet to get more interviews faster.