If you are building your new resume be sure to make the language active and strong. There are many online resources to help with resume building and I’ve gathered a brief list for you here. If you need further assistance with your resume or just need someone to look it over feel free to get in touch. One of the courses I teach, Business and Professional Writing Skills, works heavily on building strong resumes so that students leave with a solid working resume to share with potential employers.
Resume writing resource list:
- Owl at Purdue: Resumes and Vitas
- Rockport Institute: Resume Writing
- Myfuture.com-Creating your Resume
Don’t forget to pay special attention to your cover letter. This can be the key to getting the attention of Human Resources. It’s also your chance to really “talk” to them before they look over your resume.
Cover Letter Resources:
One of the things I tell all of my students is to send a resume by mail, even if they have submitted online. Put that resume on special resume linen paper and get noticed. We live in a world where we do almost everything electronically. Sometimes the old, “analog” method gets the most attention.