Resume Resources

Having a great resume is important. It’s so important that it can mean the difference between getting a job offer and not getting called for an interview. A resume is a prospective employer’s first glance at what you are like and how detail-oriented you are. It provides a picture of your previous professional experience, your education, and your overall ability to put together an important document. Besides the content of your resume, the format you use for your resume is essential. In the simplest terms: If it looks good – you will look good!

Can You Put Together Your own Resume?

There are many standard resume formats that you can use, and there are various opinions on whether you should design your resume in chronological order or skill-set order. But what good are format and design recommendations if you don’t feel like you have the skills to put your resume together on your own? Even if you have excellent professional experience and have worked in some very interesting places, your resume will not come across as something spectacular if you don’t do a superb job of composing it. This is why there are many resume resources available to you. Many provide free tips and helpful guidance, but some charge for their services. The point is: if you think you need help putting your resume together, help is available. 

Following is a list of resume resources and how they can help you:

  • GrandResume.com: This resume service will compile entry-level, professional-level, or executive-level resumes for clients with professional experience in any industry. Their process involves you sending them your career history and then speaking with one of their resume writers about the details of your past work experience. The resume writer assigned to you will compile your resume and then send it to you. The resume writer will also help you write a cover letter if you need assistance. 

  • How-to-Write-a-Resume.org: This website is dedicated to providing practical and useful advice on how to write cover letters and resumes. It also lists tips and tools on finding a job and interviewing. The website provides sample resumes for those who want to put together a resume without hiring a service. 

  • Resumizer.com: Resumizer.com is dedicated to helping individuals write effective and powerful resumes. The website provides a tutorial on how to build the most effective resume possible. Also included are tips on how to format a resume and how to divide your resume into appropriate sections. 

  • Resume-Resource.com: This website provides hundreds of resume examples for professionals working in various industries. Also on this website is an online resume builder that is automated. Resume-Resource.com includes sections on how to write cover letters, thank you letters and follow-up letters. 

  • Quintcareers.com: Quintcareers.com provides important resume building information for students, job-seekers, and career-changers. The website also provides other job-hunting and career tools.

  • eResumes.com: This website is a great source for articles and information related to writing resumes and cover letters. eResumes.com provides tips and guidance for those who want to write resume on their own, and it also provides fee-based resume writing services. 

  • ResumePlanet.com: ResumePlanet.com promises to produce a high-quality resume for you within 24 hours of your order. You can order your resume online, send them your professional experience or a current resume, and receive your new resume back in a quick and efficient manner. Their prices vary by how quickly you need your completed resume returned to you.

  • ResumeService.com: ResumeService.com is staffed by professional resume writers that can help clients with professional, executive, and student resumes. They also provide assistance with writing professional profiles for LinkedIn and with curriculum vitae (which is a type of resume required for certain industries). 

  • JobGoRound.com: JobGoRound.com is a website that is designed to provide job searchers with a variety of valuable tools and resources. The site provides reviews of resume writing services, resume distribution services, resume editing services, resume builder services and resume software.

     

Books

If you are the type of person who would rather have a book or a printed guide to use as a reference to help you write your resume, then there are many high-quality books available through Amazon.com.

  • Unbeatable Resumes: America's Top Recruiter Reveals What REALLY Gets You Hired

  • The Resume.Com Guide to Writing Unbeatable Resumes

  • Quick Resume & Cover Letter Book: Write and Use an Effective Resume in Just One Day

  • How to Say It on Your Resume: A Top Recruiting Director's Guide to Writing the Perfect Resume for Every Job

  • Knock 'em Dead Resumes: Standout Advice from America's Leading Job Search Authority (Resumes That Knock 'em Dead) 

There are also Helpful eBooks Available:

Why is Your Resume so Important?

When you send a resume to a prospective employer it is your chance to grab the hiring manager’s attention for a few seconds. If your resume is sloppy or looks unprofessional, the chance of its ending up in the “rejected” pile is high. You need a resume that makes you stand out from the crowd. If you don’t feel that you are able to put together a spectacular-looking resume that describes your skills with precise and easy-to-read details, you might want to seek the help of a professional resume writer who is experienced at producing high quality resumes that are designed correctly, are free of typos, and are attention-grabbing.

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Written by Melanie Fischer, Career & Job Expert who has been writing professionally for over 10 years.