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Resume help?

Asked by biggun1981 (73points) January 26th, 2009

Where can I go to build a good, free resume? If you don’t know of any free services, do you know of any good, cheap services?

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dynamicduo's avatar

If you are enrolled in any higher education, they often have resources that will help you with your resume. There may also be government resources that can help with it too.

Remember: there is no one good resume. Your resume should be tailored to each place you apply at, in order to highlight your relevant skills for each company.

Jeruba's avatar

I would have to disagree that you need a different resume for each application. You should have one tailored to each type of job (for example, one for a Marketing admin, one for a travel agent), but you can do the individual tailoring in the cover letter.

Remember that the purpose of the resume is to get you the interview, not to get you the job. You do the rest once you get the interview, and that’s when you can elaborate on things and bring out particulars that pertain to the opening you’re applying for.

Sorry, I don’t know of any services, but I would start with Google if I were you. I keep my resume up to date these days in “flat” form—i.e., ASCII text, no special formatting—so it can be read by anybody and go into automated systems at a moment’s notice.

If you are in school, by all means consult your career counseling office as dynamicduo recommends.

anonyjelly16's avatar

Your question can be interpreted in a couple of ways:

1) Whether someone will help you build your resume:

Answer: Others above have already started answering this question. I will only add that I spend a few hours every month (typically the 2nd or 3rd Wednesday of the month) to work intensively with someone to help fix their resume. I don’t charge anything or accept any payment/gifts for it. If you like, I can try and help you with it.

2) Whether there is a service/resource/software to build a resume for free:

Answer: Several. I would start with and go from there. It is my current favorite.

Emdean1's avatar

BigGun1981 IF you have Microfoft Word you can open it go to
File >New and a box should come up on the left side of the page and type resume there will be plenty to choose from.

Val123's avatar

They have a resume Wizard on Word. The most important thing is be succinct.

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