Step-by-Step Resume Writing Tips

Step-by-Step Resume Writing TipsThe urge to free write a resume can be so tempting. It can seem like the right thing to do, especially if you don’t know how to create one that’s high quality. If you’re not getting positive results from your current resume, it’s probably time to consider making a few improvements.

No matter how challenging it can be to write a resume, every applicant should strive to create a resume that will entice the recruiter to read it straight through. To accomplish this, you need to know how to get all the main elements in their proper place.


Start by creating an outline. Write down pieces of information about yourself that you think will be relevant to the position. What you write down doesn’t have to be in order. This outline will only serve as a guide to help you revise and edit the information you need to place in your resume.

Fill in the proper information and make sure to only include the most important. You don’t want to end up with a resume too crammed for the recruiter to read.

Use your Brand

Always make sure that your resume represents your uniqueness. Don’t just copy a style or wording that doesn’t suit your personality. Never allow yourself to hand in a mediocre resume full of generic terms that are overused.

If you are having a hard time getting started, perhaps you can begin the work by filling in the easier pieces of information —such as your educational background, professional development, memberships, and more. You will likely gain momentum as you go along.


Once all the relevant information is in your document, know how to place it in the right spots. Delete what’s unimportant, and revise until the resume has a professional tone and reflects the aspects of your personality and work history that you want to get across.

Highlight the most important info by placing it in the topmost part of the document. This should be enough to grab the attention of the first person to read your resume.

Now, are you finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel? After thinking out what’s best to include, the placement of thatinformation, and the resume’s overall style, revise. Revise numerous times. Then, feel free to ask someone you know what he or she thinks of your resume. Allowing others to preview the resume can clarify unseen issues or errors, and help make your resume the best it can be.

Happy writing!

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Alan Carniol

Alan is the creator of Interview Success Formula, a training program that has helped more than 80,000 job seekers to ace their interviews and land the jobs they deserve. Interviewers love asking curveball questions to weed out job seekers. But the truth is, most of these questions are asking about a few key areas. Learn more about how to outsmart tough interviewers by watching this video.