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Many of us will be sending out resumes during these uncertain times. It always helps to have a good one. I hope that this Instructable will give you some tips on how to write the best resume you can, in order to catch the eye of the person who is reading all the resumes that are submitted.

First of all read the job description of the position you are applying for very carefully. What are they looking for? Do you have the necessary qualifications? it's no good applying for any job if you are not qualified. It's wasting your time - and the company's.

Be sure to send a cover letter too, if If they ask for one. For goodness sake make sure there are no spelling mistakes or grammatical errors in the resume or cover letter Believe me, this is a complete turn off!
 
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Step 1: Yours is 1 in a 100!

Don't forget your resume is one of maybe a hundred that crosses somebody's desk. You want yours to get attention. However, that does not mean you tweak it with all sorts of fancy fonts or other embellishments. This may get yours noticed - but may get it put to the bottom of the pile, or even in the trash bin!

Your job is to present a professional looking resume, not to drive the hiring manager insane!

Step 2: Do not use fancy fonts!

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Forget the fancy fonts! There is nothing wrong with using standard fonts like Times New Roman. You need something clear and easy to read. No-one wants to try to read something in an illegible font. The example in the photo is a bit exaggerated, but I think you will see what I mean!


http://blogs.moneycentral.msn.com/smartspending/archive/2009/03/06/spruce-up-your-r-233-sum-233-for-fedex-s-free-copies-day.aspxDon't know how widespread this is, but FedEx Office (Formerly FedEx Kinkos) is providing free printing for resumes coming up this Tuesday, March 10th.

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Just thought that might be good to toss out there with this 'tible.
stinkymum (author)  Kanein Encanto5 years ago
Thanks for sharing that.
stinkymum (author)  Kanein Encanto5 years ago
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