How To Choose The Right Resume Format

Written by Fayola Peters

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The functional resume format is designed to emphasize your accomplishments and skills needed to dorepparttar job you’re applying for. This takesrepparttar 125474 spotlight of your work history, especially if there are gaps in you work history.

This resume format is for you if;

you’re changing careers; you’re re-enteringrepparttar 125475 job market; you’re skills and accomplishments are stronger than your work experience; you have little work experience. A functional resume format works especially well if you’re a recent graduate. Here’s a variation of this resume format.

Objective Skills Education Work Experience Activities and Honors References

Choosingrepparttar 125476 right resume format for you is a critical step in making a winning resume. And a resume is what get you a job interview, which in turn gets yourepparttar 125477 job. So be vigilant and know which resume format suits you best and use it.

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Fayola Peters is a professional resume writer. Are You Looking for a Better Job? A professional resume will be yours... when A+ Resumes writes it. Our powerful resumes are designed to get you a job interview.


Written by Michelle Johnston

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The best general web sites to use (in terms ofrepparttar number of new jobs inrepparttar 125473 USA that appear on sites) are:

• • • • •

If you are particularly looking out for a local job, it may be worthwhile adding one or two local websites to your ‘chosen’ list – for example, for anyone looking for jobs in Atlanta, is one site I recommend highly. To find outrepparttar 125474 most popular website in your area for local jobs, check out ads in your local newspapers or websites aimed at people in your local area. It may also be worth joining any Yahoo Groups for job seekers in your area, or searchingrepparttar 125475 Newsgroups for jobs in your local area – go to

If you are searching for a specialist job within a select industry, it may be worth making one or two of your ‘chosen’ web sites a site that specializes in that industry. Trade magazines/websites are a good way to find outrepparttar 125476 top web sites in your chosen field – or go to and type inrepparttar 125477 name of your industry followed byrepparttar 125478 word ‘jobs’ or ‘careers’.

Once you have posted your resume to 4 or 5 key sites that contain a high number of jobs ofrepparttar 125479 type you are looking for,repparttar 125480 likelihood is that recruiters will find your resume themselves without you needing to contact them.

However, while you are waiting forrepparttar 125481 jobs to roll in, it does not hurt to proactively make some applications for particular jobs that you think you are ideally suited to.

Carefully think about ways to ensure that your search for “ideal jobs” is more effective by choosing different terminology that may be used inrepparttar 125482 descriptions of those jobs onrepparttar 125483 website.

Once you find your ideal job, ensure you write a cover letter to emphasiserepparttar 125484 reasons that you believe you are ideal forrepparttar 125485 role. Withinrepparttar 125486 letter ensure that you mentionrepparttar 125487 salary or rate you will be requesting and how soon you are available, as well as whether you are looking for Full time or Part time work.

This helpsrepparttar 125488 recruitment agent to determine whether or not you really are an ideal candidate and reducesrepparttar 125489 amount of time you have to spend going to interviews for roles that you really would never consider even if you were offeredrepparttar 125490 role. However be careful not to specify such criteria if you are open and flexible about such options as doing so could closerepparttar 125491 door torepparttar 125492 role unnecessarily.

Another thing you can do while you are waiting for interview offers to roll in, is to get more qualifications to make you even more attractive as a candidate!

There are a number of websites offering free or cheap training in a wide range of subjects now, and job search time is an ideal time to take advantage of them as you are highly motivated at this time, because you need to get another job, and also because you may not be working (if you have left your previous job already). Depending uponrepparttar 125493 subject you want to learn about, you can find free/cheap courses at sites such as, and Once you know your subject very well, it is a good idea to get certification in that skill to prove torepparttar 125494 potential employer that you have a high level of skill/knowledge in that area. You can gain certification in a wide range of subjects – some free of charge – at – which also has links to training materials (some free, others fairly reasonably priced).

The nice thing about Brainbench certification is that you are given a web address to send to potential employers at which Brainbench lists your certifications and verifies your skill level – very useful for employers who might need proof that you have those skills very quickly to decide whether or not to include you in their interview list! You can see an example of one of these Brainbench web addresses here (my Brainbench web page) ranscript.jsp?pid=255096

Hopefully, this article has provided you with some ideas about how to userepparttar 125495 internet to increase your chances of finding a job more quickly and effectively. If you require any further advice, on this or any other Ebusiness/web issue, please contact me at or via my web site or

Michelle Johnston has 15 years IT and Ebusiness experience and has written an Ebook on Ebusiness. Michelle runs Firebird Services at and you can see samples of her work at

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