Resume Writing

Singapore
March 16, 2009 1:59pm CST
When was the last time you wrote a resume? Do you keep an updated version? Or do you update your resume frequently? Well, i'm a fresh grad (or am going to grad soon in a few months), and i do need to write a resume. I've did some research, and besides being concise and grammatically-free from erros, what other advice can you give?
4 responses
@Jennlk84 (4216)
• United States
16 Mar 09
I graduated college 3 years ago and I continue to update my resume as needed. My best advice for writing your resume is go to your high school or college advisor and see what specifics they can tell you. The reason I say this is because each profession writes and expects their resumes to look a little bit differently. I have a degree in education, so I know how my resume is suppose to look but not necessarily the way others should. You can also do an online search!
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@angel2009 (210)
• India
16 Mar 09
Last time I wrote my resume was 1 year back.. Though my qualifications have increased, but I havenot yet updated it!! May be I am lethargic!! While writing the resume, make it sure so that it is short and precise. Don't go to excessive flowery languages and any sort of exxageration. It should be free of grammatical errors. And most important thing is don't forget to update it as soon as your qualification increases.
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• United States
16 Mar 09
as far as resumes go, its always best just to have a one page to a page and a half. depending on the type of job, it should include a cover letter to that specific talking about how you will become valuable to the job. other elements should include interests/hobbies, school, awards, other information. references at least i think should read AVAILABLE ON REQUEST hope this helps!
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@janehwj (13)
• China
17 Mar 09
I think it is quite necessary to keep your resume updated, so that you might get opportunities at any time. And you'd better write your resume which is cater to the job you are intersted in. You can even use the job description into your resume.