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Resume Writing Guide

Guidelines for How to Write a Resume


Pile of resumes with glasses and pen.
Peter Dazeley

Guide to resume writing, including how to create a professional resume, resume format, targeted resumes, and resume samples, examples, and templates.

Guidelines for What to Include in a Resume
Resume writing guidelines, including detailed information on what to include in a resume, fonts, margins, resume format, the sections of a resume, plus resume examples and templates.

How to Create a Professional Resume
Your resume needs to be professional and polished, because if you don't have a professional resume, your application materials probably won't get a second glance from a hiring manager.

Types of Resumes
There are several basic types of resumes used to apply for job openings. Depending on your personal circumstances, choose a targeted, chronological, a functional, or a combination resume.

Resume Samples and Templates
Resume samples that fit a variety of employment situations. These sample resumes and templates provide job seekers with examples of resume formats that will work for almost every job seeker.

Resume Objectives
When writing a resume, some people choose to state an objective on their resume, rather than including it in the body of their cover letter. Here's how to include an objective when you're resume writing. Another option is to include a resume profile and/or a headline.

Resume Skills
List of skills to include in resumes and cover letters.

Resume Action Verbs
List of action verbs to use when writing resumes.

Resume Checklist
Resume checklist - checklist for what to include on a resume.

Resume Gap
How to explain an employment gap.

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