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Write your own resume and have a number of different versions for different positions you may be applying for.
People remember what they see first and last, so place your least important information in the middle. Have an objective or a key word summary at the beginning and end your document with strong content - such as your educational background.
Make a list of all the work or volunteer experiences you have had that support your candidacy for the job. Select the best ones and write them so that they show what Problems you've solved, Actions you've taken to do this, and the bottom line Results you've achieved. For example:
Managed the design, equipment selection, installation, and start-up of a four-aisle, man-aboard storage and order-picking system 35 feet high and 120 feet long, handling 6,000 items. Project was completed on time within the $400,000 budget.
The word resume does not belong any place on the document. Never use "I" to start out a sentence. The language of your resume should be specific, clear, succinct, positive, and exciting. Make it easy for someone to contact you.
The two most commonly used and accepted resume formats are the chronological and the functional.
Tell the truth about your education, work experience and your key achievements.
Your resume and every interaction in your job search should answer the question to the employer - "Why should I hire you?
Have others who have not worked as closely with the resume as you have read it and check for accuracy and typographical errors.
Action verbs are the foundation of good writing. Use them liberally throughout your resume to communicate your accomplishments: Developed, streamlined, pioneered, implemented, produced etc.
Remember that your resume is only one element of your job search strategy. It's important and needs to get you in the door, yet cover letters, email fax and telephone interactions will extend your conversation with prospecting employers and further evidence of your ability to do the job.