Wednesday, April 18, 2007


The most important thing about structuring the resume is to know your audience. Here, research is another essential ingredient. What kind of resume you should use depends on the intended audience and on you. It is not a one-size-fits-all deal. People applying to financial firms, consulting firms should use a strict chronological resume with dates on the left. People applying for more creative positions would want a résumé that looks different, more energetic and free flowing. People applying across fields, career changers, may find that a functional resume works better. So the bottom line is to match your style to your audience and to remember that a resume is a marketing tool, not a career obituary. It should be filled with the same qualities and the same energy that you think the employer is looking for.

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