10 Tips For Writing A Winning Resume

Written by Shaun Fawcett

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6. Show What You Can Do Today

Focus, first and foremost, on your recent experience that is most relevant torepparttar position at hand. Less relevant and/or dated experience should be either eliminated or summarized in brief point form nearrepparttar 129629 end of your resume. When reviewing your resume information, a prospective employer wants to know what you are doing now, what you have done recently, and how that relates torepparttar 129630 job requirements ofrepparttar 129631 post they are trying to fill.

7. Be A Straight-Shooter

Be completely honest. When people lie or "creatively exaggerate" on their resume, they are almost invariably exposed, sooner or later. Think about it - who really wants to get a job based on a lie(s) and then have to live in fear of eventually being found out? We often read inrepparttar 129632 newspaper about high-profile folks who get caught in a resume falsehood or exaggeration, and it isn't very pretty.

8. Follow The Instructions

Submit your resume in exactlyrepparttar 129633 form thatrepparttar 129634 prospective employer requests. If they say e-mail or fax is okay, do it that way. However, if they ask for it by regular mail, send itrepparttar 129635 way they ask. They must have reasons for requesting it in such a form and they are geared up to process it that way. If your resume is to be sent by snail mail, userepparttar 129636 complete address that they specify, or it could go torepparttar 129637 wrong office, especially in a large organization.

9. Don't Get Lost In The Mail

Be careful to respect certain conventions thatrepparttar 129638 potential employer may require in your resume. For example, make sure thatrepparttar 129639 cover letter mentionsrepparttar 129640 exact name ofrepparttar 129641 specific position you are applying for, andrepparttar 129642 competition number, if applicable. Sometimes an employer will request thatrepparttar 129643 job title and/or number be printed onrepparttar 129644 outside ofrepparttar 129645 envelope. You would not want to miss out on a job because you didn't follow minor administrative requirements.

10. Keep The Cover Short and Focused

Inrepparttar 129646 cover letter, don't repeat what is already detailed inrepparttar 129647 body ofrepparttar 129648 attached resume. It is a "cover" letter. It should be short and torepparttar 129649 point. Introduce yourself first, and then briefly summarize why you believe that you haverepparttar 129650 qualifications and experience to fulfillrepparttar 129651 duties ofrepparttar 129652 position better than anyone else. Express enthusiasm aboutrepparttar 129653 job andrepparttar 129654 company. Close by stating how you are looking forward to hearing more from them soon, and that you will follow-up if necessary.

The above list can be used as a "checklist" both duringrepparttar 129655 preparation phase, and when reviewing your resume just before submission.

To see a fully-formatted "real-life template" of a resume, click onrepparttar 129656 following link:


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7 Secrets For Beating Writer's Block

Written by Shaun Fawcett

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3. Develop A Simple Outline

Before sitting down to write, put together a simple point form list of all ofrepparttar key points you want to cover, and then organize them inrepparttar 129626 order in which you are going to cover them. (I know, I know... your Grade 6 teacher told yourepparttar 129627 same thing... but it actually does work).

4. Keep research Documents Close By

When you sit down to write, make sure that all of your key background materials are spread out close at hand. This will allow you to quickly refer to them without interruptingrepparttar 129628 writing flow once you get going. I keep as many ofrepparttar 129629 source documents as possible wide open, and within eyesight for quick and easy reference.

5. Just Start Writing

Yes, that's exactly what you do. Once you have prepared mentally and done your homework you are ready to write, even if your writer's block is saying "no". Just start writing any old thing that comes to mind. Go withrepparttar 129630 natural flow. In no time at all you will get into a rhythm, andrepparttar 129631 words will just keep on flowing.

6. Don't Worry About The First Draft

Oncerepparttar 129632 words start to flow, don't worry about making it perfectrepparttar 129633 first time. Remember, it's your first draft. You will be able to revise it later. The critical thing atrepparttar 129634 outset is to write those thoughts down as your mind dictates them to you.

7. Work From An Example

Get an actual sample ofrepparttar 129635 type of document that you need to write. It could be something that you wrote previously, or it could be something from an old working file, or a clipping from a magazine article, or a sales brochure you picked up. As long as it isrepparttar 129636 same type of document that you are writing. Whatever it is, just post it up in your line-of-sight while you are working. You'll be amazed at how it helpsrepparttar 129637 words and ideas flow. The main thing is to have an example to act as a sort of visual template.

In my experience this last one isrepparttar 129638 ultimate secret for overcoming writer's block.

To help with this, be onrepparttar 129639 lookout for good examples of writing that you may see in newspapers and magazines, and clip outrepparttar 129640 useful ones for future reference.

Shaun Fawcett is webmaster of writinghelp-central.com and author of the new eBook "Instant Home Writing Kit". His FREE e-mail COURSE "Tips and Tricks For Writing Success", offers valuable tips on home/business writing. Sign-up for FREE at: http://www.instanthomewritingkit.com/free-course.html

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