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Questions to Ask When Writing a Resume

Answers to the following questions will help you create a resume that persuades prospective employers to select you for an interview.

  1. What kind of position do I really want?

Your resume should be built around your ideal position. Thus, it should emphasize the skills, experience, and accomplishments that pertain to the position.

  1. Why am I qualified for this position?

Answers to this question will help you identify the skills and experience that demonstrate your capabilities. This information can be presented at the beginning of your resume under a professional profile or summary of qualifications.

  1. Where have I done this kind of work before?

Answering this question will help you develop the professional experience (i.e., employment history) section of your resume. In this section you can discuss the positions, skills, and experience that directly or most closely relate to the prospective position. To make this section even more compelling, use action verbs to describe your responsibilities, include keywords that match the job description, and tailor your experience to the desired position.

  1. How well did I do my job?

This question helps you identify your most important career accomplishments. Your accomplishments demonstrate that you have the ability to contribute to the company’s financial success. Promotions and work on special projects are examples of achievements. If possible, quantify your accomplishments (e.g., reduced error rate by 30%, increased sales by 15%, acquired 15 new accounts per month, etc.).

The most effective resumes are customized to the particular position. Therefore, your resume should include the mix of skills, experience, and accomplishments that explain why you are an excellent candidate for a specific position.

Get Help With Writing Your Resume

Job searches are difficult and stressful. So why tackle the task alone when a professional writer can help you update an existing resume or create a new one? Resume writers have the writing skills, knowledge, experience, and objectivity needed to create compelling resumes.

So, if you need help with writing your resume, call today at (773) 405-5916 or send an email. We can get started creating a professional resume that shows why you are an excellent match for the position.

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