Resume 101

You know negotiating salaries and raises are my absolute favorite things. Before we get there, however, we’ve got to nail job applications and resumes and phone screenings and interviews. Like everything in life, practice makes perfect and we can always use a little help from our friends.

This post is about resume writing.

If you’re looking for a resume template, here’s a link to my resume. Feel free to replace my info with yours.

My top resume rules are as follows:

  • If you’re under the age of 40, your resume should be one page. No excuses. If they want a longer resume, they’ll ask for one (hint: they won’t).
  • Your resume should be concise and typo-free. Send it to a friend for a second option. Or, send it to me! I’ll edit the first 10 resumes that arrive in my inbox for FREE.
  • At the top of your resume, include your direct contact information to include your email address, phone number, and mailing address.
  • Feel free to play around with margins and formatting but your font size must be legible. I recommend a commonly used font like Times New Roman or Cambria and no font sizes smaller than a 10.
  • Organize your items in reverse chronological order (your most recent job listed first).

Any questions? Send ’em my way. Happy (job) hunting!




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