Spruce up your resume with the Resume Guide

Ready to begin or fix up your resume? Before you dive right in, take the time to check out the strategies and tips in CareerOneStop’s Resume Guide. It doesn’t have to take long—and the payoff will be worth it!

CareerOneStop's Resume Guide logoVisit the Resume Guide to find:

  • A step-by-step plan for what to include in your resume
  • Tips for writing, formatting, and polishing
  • Sample resumes from a variety of job seekers
  • Ways to market your resume and get it into the right hands
  • How to make the most of the Internet and tools like LinkedIn and Facebook
  • Answers to the most frequently asked resume questions

Poke around on your own, or visit these highlights:

Top Resume Strategies offers tips and techniques for getting your document noticed. Read more about:

  • Selling yourself and your brand. Make it easy for employers to pick you.
  • Communicating who you are, what you offer, and what makes you different from other applicants.
  • Identifying your transferable skills, a major selling point that sets you apart from other job seekers.
  • Highlighting your accomplishments. Anyone can list duties and responsibilities, but accomplishments give you credibility.
  • Using keywords effectively. The specific words you use in your resume are critical for communicating your value and keyword matching.

The Sample Resume Walk-Through: One of the best ways to learn how to write an effective resume is to study examples of successful ones.

Sample resume header form CareerOneStop's Resume Guide

So the Resume Guide provides several example resumes, as well as a thorough walk-through of one resume that breaks it into parts. Get more information on:

  • Header (contact information)
  • Headline and summary
  • Skills and Abilities
  • Work Experience
  • Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Other information

Make the Most of the Internet offers marketing how-tos including:

  • How to establish an online presence. Can employers and recruiters find you on Google? Here are four ways to increase your online visibility.
  • How to use the major social networking tools. Learn about the “big three” social networking sites—LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter—and what you can do with them.
  • Why you still need a resume. Social media is exciting, but resumes won’t be disappearing anytime soon. Learn why.
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