How To Write A Good Resume That Will Make You Stand Out
You’ve found the job of your dreams. The only problem is you’re probably not the only one who wants the job and feels the exact same way. Short of tracking down every applicant and clawing their eyes out so that they can no longer compete against you for the job that was made for you, there’s not a whole lot you can do to ensure that you get hired.
Or is there? If you know how to write a good resume, or in some cases, create a good resume, you might be able to kill off the rest of the competition with ease. You just have to know how to go about doing this!
With these tips on how to write a good resume, you’ll be one step closer to that dream job or career. Just make sure that you are tactful and that your resume pertains to the job you’re after. You want to make an employer say “Wow” not “What an Idiot!”
Be Bold and Artistic
Sometimes knowing how to write a good resume isn’t all that you need to do. If you are going for an artsy or artistic job, or even just want to show that you blow the rest of the competition out of the water, you’ll want to think about your presentation.
You know what they say about looking good on paper… Including a picture of yourself in a bikini or Speedo, unfortunately won’t bode well in a professional environment. You’ll probably turn on a few employers, but they won’t call you for an interview if all you do is get them hot and bothered. Well, some of them might, but you probably won’t want to work for a pervert anyways.
Knowing how to write a good resume using word play though, or a creative, fancy design sometimes does work. So often you see resume writing advice saying to keep it simple, stick to a template and use black ink on white paper. Blah blah blah… BORING!
Use Photoshop or another design program to include some pics or cool examples of your work. For instance, if your field is website design, how cool would it be to make your resume look like a web page? Bright, vivid pictures, bold type and text boxes full of different information about you are going to draw the eye. How to write a good resume is just to make the employer want to read more, or perhaps put a face to this creative approach that you’ve dared to try.
Break the rules
Sometimes knowing how to write a good resume is about doing something that potential employers have never seen before. It’s a little unconventional, but one way to do this is with a video resume. Some people criticize this quickly growing form of resume sharing, but I think it’s gold.
I’m not telling you to make a soft core porn video a la Heidi Montag (I’m not knocking her looks- she paid good money for them, but her talent is lacking so much that she has to hump everything in sight on camera), but appearing interesting, talented, maybe even a little sexy or risqué on video is another thing that will definitely make you stand out and lead to an interview. Just keep it geared towards the job you’re after.
For instance, if you’re going for a sales gig, (sure, because we all dream of being in sales- excuse my examples, please!) include a clip of you with a client or a mock-client doing your thing. Impress your future employer with your mad skills and show them what they’re missing!
Make sure you dress the part too. But highlighting your best attribute, such as some pants that are tight in all the right places to show off a great ass (while still maintaining a professional appearance, of course!) doesn’t hurt. Studies do show that people that are physically attractive do tend to get the job over those that aren’t so much. So work what your momma gave you as you show off your job-related skills on camera.
Another unconventional how to write a good resume tip is to make a brochure highlighting your skills and attributes to really show you trying to sell yourself, or a PowerPoint presentation that makes your resume POP.
Other tips on how to write a good resume (or film one if that’s your plan) include being professional yet conversational, maybe being a little funny and really trying to show off your personality and the wide range of skills you have that pertain to the job. You want to stand out and show that you would not only be a good fit, but that you’re the only one that will be a good fit.
No matter how you choose to do it, as long as you’re willing to overstep boundaries a little bit (don’t break out the lingerie or anything, but the little tidbits mentioned here will do!) you’re sure to learn how to write a good resume that makes employers say, “I want to hire this person,” in no time at all.
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