How to Write a Resume and Avoid a Useless One

How to Write a Resume and Avoid a Useless One

The right resume can be the difference between a job interview and that cold call in your spam folder. This basic skill will help you land a position, get hired, and keep your job. The key is understanding the basics of how best to write a resume, knowing how to target jobs, and keeping it simple and confidential so employers don’t see through your fluff.

Know the Basics

When you’re applying for a job, it’s important that you know what the company does. The more familiar you are with their products and services, the better your resume will be able to communicate all of those details.

  • Know the basics: Your resume needs to include information about yourself and why you’re qualified for this position. This includes any education or experience that relates directly to what the employer is looking for in an employee—and any special skills (such as languages).
  • Know the company’s culture: Every organization has its own unique way of working together; do research on how things get done there before sending in your application! You should also find out whether there are any team-building activities available during working hours (if so) so that if/when asked about them later on down the road when interviewing potential candidates come knocking at doorways seeking employment opportunities with them.”

Put Your Name First

The first thing you want to do when writing your resume is to put your name at the top. This will make a statement about who you are and the type of person you are.

You can do this in several ways, including:

  • Putting your name at the top of each page (the same way as in this article)
  • Putting it at the beginning of every section of your resume/cover letter/email or website/social media posts

Don’t Stray from the Basics

How to Write a Resume and Avoid a Useless One
How to Write a Resume and Avoid a Useless One

As you’re writing, it’s important to keep in mind that your resume should be a concise piece of information. You don’t want to include too much or too little information.

You also shouldn’t stray from the basics:

  • Don’t put unnecessary information on the resume
  • Don’t include unnecessary details about yourself (such as your hobbies) on a professional document like this one!

Target the Right Job

In order to write a resume that gets you the job, you need to know what kind of job and company you want. You also need to know if it’s an industry in which your skill set will be valuable.

You can target the right role by researching companies and industries online, or talking with friends about their experiences in these fields and seeing if they have advice for how best to position yourself for success at them. The most important thing is this: don’t just say something generic like “I’m looking for work” and leave it at that! Instead, tell potential employers exactly why they should hire YOU!

Keep it Simple and Confidential

In order to keep your resume as simple and confidential as possible, you’ll want to avoid using any abbreviations for words that are commonly used in everyday conversation. For example, if you’re applying for a job at a company called “Google,” don’t use their name as an abbreviation of their full name (as in GOOG). Instead, write out “Google.”

Similarly, don’t use jargon and technical terms if they aren’t necessary—like saying “Mashup” instead of simply saying “song.” While this may seem like an unimportant detail within the context of this article (and maybe even within your own personal life) it can make all the difference when applying for jobs online or offline. You might think that using every fancy font style will help stand out from other candidates—and maybe even give them an edge over others who haven’t taken the time to learn about these things yet! But remember: good presentation comes from being organized first before adding anything else onto top; otherwise those extra elements just end up distracting from what matters most: getting noticed by potential employers so they’ll want us working alongside them soon enough!”

A well-written, targeted resume can help you get hired.

A well-written resume can help you get hired.

A resume is a sales tool, and it should be targeted to the job you are applying for. That means that your resume is not the same as all other resumes—it should be tailored to each job opening and its requirements. This makes sense: if someone were looking through hundreds of resumes, they would probably find yours more useful because it was focused on what was needed in order for them to hire someone who could do the job (and then effectively communicate those skills).


Resumes are a necessary evil for job seekers. They help you get noticed, but they’re not going to win you the job. To achieve that goal, you need to write a well-targeted resume that highlights your skills and experience in ways that will make hiring managers want to call you in for an interview.

In this article we’ll cover how to write a successful resume and avoid a useless one by following these simple steps:

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