Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Life Tips: Updating Your Resume

Just about everybody knows someone who is looking for a job, and a resume is an important part of the job search. Here are some pages with advice for your next resume update.

6 Words That Make Your Resume Suck is a good set of advice for anybody writing a resume. In the past, I have used many of these. Luckily, the site also has suggestions for replacement words and phrases.

The 7 Deadly Sins of Resume Design is mostly geared toward people who would do crazy crap with their resumes, but one sin that hit me was a font: "Times New Roman." Oops. I've probably used it for resumes before. Time to go font shopping....

How to Write a Resume That Will Land an Interview is a good list of tips that starts with remembering that the idea of a resume is to get you an interview. One other tip that struck me: Omit your mailing address.

I am not planning a job hunt, but I should still re-write my resume now while I have these tips and ideas in mind.


Rob Fay said...

I would urge you to check out my buddy's resume site - http://www.emurse.com

It's a great resource for creating your resume online, accessing it anywhere, and embedding it / outputting it in a variety of formats. You can even track your submissions.

Alex includes some helpful advice in the accompanying blog: http://www.emurse.com/blog/

reston kid said...


I'll try creating a resume on the site, but I've already given the blog a look and there is lots of good info there. Too bad he hasn't posted in almost 8 months.