So you've finished your degree and are ready to set off in your career. Naturally you'll want to get yourself a job that pays well, is enjoyable, and provides the opportunity to progress up the career ladder if and when that time comes. Obviously this means applying for the best jobs in your chosen industry, and hopefully succeeding in the application process. This is largely dependant upon the quality of your resume.
When I began writing my resume for my current job to say I struggled is an understatement. Writing a curriculum vitae (CV) that is going to impress a potential employer is harder than you may think.
The problem is that most people will concentrate heavily on their interview techniques. They'll answer practice questions and ask friends and family to help by interviewing them. This is all well and good but the resume should be concentrated on even more heavily as it is what gives the first impression to the potential employer, and what gets you to the interview stage.
Knowing how to make a resume properly is very important and shouldn't be taken lightly. Although you may feel good about your finished resume I always recommend comparing against resume templates and reading guides on how to write a resume to make sure you have everything at its best. After all, any tips that you can find that will improve your resume may be the difference between you getting your dream job or not.
The thing about resumes is that you only get one chance with them. Once you've finished your resume and provided it to a potential employer that's your only chance. Mess it up and you'll probably not get another chance at that company any time in the near future. Impress them and you are half way towards securing the job that can provide you with the salary, benefits, and working conditions that you want. This is why it is surprising why anyone would want to write their own resume when there are tools and guides that can help you create the perfect resume.
To discover my two favorite resources on writing a CV visit How to Make a Resume .