Best practices for writing a successful resume
LOS ANGLES, CA -- Your resume is the key to winning an interview; it helps you get your foot in the door. Therefore, it needs to be at its best. If you are like most people, you don't think about your resume until you need it. Once you need it, you have to scramble around trying to find out how best to construct or update it.
That's two strikes from the beginning -- you haven't prepared a resume in years and you're in a hurry because you need to jump at an opportunity. The third strike comes with your lack of experience and resume insight. You don't write resumes every day so you don't know what works. You're out of practice, in the dark, and in a hurry - not a good combination. To help you out, here are some best practices for writing a resume.
Think ahead! A resume is like a will, you don't think about it until you need it. Keep it updated. A great resume is kept updated and ready to go at short notice. Focus on most recent events. Make sure your content is relevant to the job description. Keep your information accurate. When unemployed and feeling desperate, the temptation to fudge on your resume can be enticing. Do not make that mistake!