To begin with, make the decision to discard any former knowledge you’ve learned about the “rules” of resume and cover letter writing. People usually get stuck in “bad” writing habits from the past.
It is almost a certainty that since you last wrote your resume, a lot has been learned and even more has been changed. This is as it should be, because every day, very creative people are adding to the resume and cover letter writing arsenal.
This website is absolutely full of the most recent and cutting-edge resume and cover letter writing techniques, gathered from writing professionals and employment experts.
For many years, we have been told that to be really effective, a resume should be just one page. This just doesn’t apply anymore! Today’s resume can be creative and unique. Setting aside the most essential and key elements, a resume should firstly reflect the personality and needs of the job seeker and not be some kind of rendition of what is “acceptable and expected.”
General standards in resumes and cover letters have changed dramatically, but, only so far as the job seeker has the creative expression and know-how to actually pull it off! That is where the difference lies. Everyday, employers read many standard resumes. And they are required to go through each and every one! But the question is, which one will catch their eye?
Formatting resumes and cover letters has expanded, also. When you consider that your resume will be your own, personalized form towards marketing yourself -- this will lend itself to all manners of unique communication and expression.
Again, as long as the essential elements are included in each resume and cover letter, you are completely free to make certain that your resume will impress!
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