Get Ahead: Choose the Right Resume Format to Get You the Job
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Get Ahead: Choose the Right Resume Format to Get You the Job

Step by Step guide on preparing to write a killer resume. Learn to choose the right resume format to fit your situation.
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Created by Jesse Butler
Last updated 12/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 19 mins on-demand audio
  • 2 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Determine the best, most effective resume format specifically geared toward the job you seek.
  • Prepare yourself to create an effective resume.
  • Learn the basic outlines for each resume format.
  • Write powerful statements grabbing the hiring manager's attention.
  • Use your own unique qualities to show value to the prospective employer.
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Requirements
  • A document program such as Open Office (free) or Microsoft Word. Gather your past work history, skills and accomplishements.
Description

This course on How to Choose a Resume Format is a combination of video and audio lectures combined with PDF writing examples. Don't forget to follow along with the provided worksheets such as the Brainstorming Guides. Those are gems to get your wheels turning.

I'm supplying you with the knowledge to choose the correct format as well as providing you with the tools to mold your resume into an effective first impression.

I kept the course brief but powerful. Job opportunities are not usually available for long. You have no time to waste fumbling over "How to" info if it's not actionable.

How to Choose a Resume Format is ideal for those looking to advance their career or just entering the workforce. A resume is the first impression an employer has of you, do not slack on it. Put your best foot forward.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is great for Professionals changing careers, recent graduates or for those looking to move up the corporate ladder.
  • This course is probably not for you if you are planning on hiring a professional resume writer.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 24 Lectures Collapse All 24 Lectures 01:11:42
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Intro
1 Lecture 00:57
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Do This First
1 Lecture 00:40
Overcoming a Blank Page
00:40
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Start Here
2 Lectures 08:41

Sometimes the scariest part of putting together a resume is figuring out where to start. Learn about the three main resume formats and determine which format fits you best for the position you are currently seeking.

Following along with these videos will help you plan your resume writing process.

Preview 06:12

The purpose of the resume is to get you an interview. Knowing that, knowing what to expect as a result from submitting your resume, allows you to focus on tailoring your resume to the position you are seeking. Once you are offered the interview, impress the hiring manager and land the job. But, for now, focus on creating a relevant visualization for the hiring manager to recognize your qualifications for the job by outshining other applicants.


Many of us need visuals. Below is the same applicant, using 3 different formats: Reverse Chronological, Functional and Hybrid.

Breaking It Down
02:29
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Preparation
1 Lecture 02:36

Preparation, whether it be prepping for a meal, job or anything else in life, is the key to succeeding. Take the time to gather both yourself and the information in order to plan your attack. I have provided a couple of helpful tidbits to get you moving in the right direction. Listen to the MP3 and use the PDF provided to get your gears going.

Brainstorming
02:36
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Resume Sections
4 Lectures 18:20

Use the Objective and Summary of Qualifications to grab the hiring manager's attention and keep them reading, allowing them to see why you are the one candidate for the position.

Objective and/or Summary of Qualfications Breakdown
07:57

Elaborate on your accomplishments, keep your most relevant skills and qualities towards the top.

Skills and Accomplishments
05:08

Functional Resume Formats down play the experience section and focus mostly on the skills section.

Reverse Chronological Formats use the experience section to promote their achievements and expertise.

The Hybrid Format uses the combination of the two to bring out their strengths.

Experience
03:12

The education section is usually the last section of most resumes.

Education
02:03
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Supporting Documents
3 Lectures 12:31
Omitting a cover letter from your job application appears unprofessional to your potential employer; having a well-written, personalized cover letter allows the employer to get an insight into who you are, how you communicate and how you present yourself as a professional.
Cover Letters
08:11

Simple Guideline for How to Write a Good Cover Letter
00:18

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Functional Resume Format Sections
5 Lectures 08:04
Headliner
02:15

Functional Summary
01:46

Functional Accomplishments / Skills Section
01:32

Functional Work History
01:05

Functional Education Section
01:26
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Reverse Chronological Format Sections
3 Lectures 11:46

Reverse Chronological Executive Summary Section
02:21

Reverse Chronological Employment Section
08:03
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Hybrid Format Sections
4 Lectures 08:06
Hybrid Summary Section
02:19

Hybrid Employment Section
02:23

Hybrid Accomplishments
02:12

Hybrid Education
01:12
About the Instructor
Jesse Butler
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After over 9 years of recruiting and writing resumes, I have obtained a solid understanding of what hiring managers are looking for. My primary focus is providing career and resume related article content and tutorials to help others achieve their career goals. As a recruiter, I know firsthand the skills and experience hiring managers seek and I am able to lessen my clients' anxiety by taking on, to them, an overwhelming task as a resume writer. For tips on career strategies, job search techniques, interview preparation and resume and cover letter writing see my books on the specific topics.