Resume Building


Should Your Resume Be Pragmatic or Poetic?

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There are many talented resume writers out there, however, some may be better suited to other forms of writing. Identifying genuinely bad or inept resume writers is easy, but identifying those with less obvious flaws can be more difficult.

I refer specifically to those resume writers whom I classify as either Frustrated Writers or Tortured Teachers. Although they may be skilled writers, they may not necessarily excel at writing resumes. A resume that reads like a prize winning novel or is grammatically flawless may be pleasing to their clients, but it won't necessarily help them get an interview.

The primary goal of a resume is to get the applicant an interview or job. A resume writer must possess two key characteristics in order to do this. To start, they should focus specifically on tailoring their writing style to a particular audience. The resume writer needs to be flexible as well, sometimes deviating from the standard rules to suit the given situation, and in certain cases, disregarding rules altogether for the sake of practicality.

In order to best serve your interests when searching for an effective resume writer, you should seek out practitioners who prioritize substance over form and pragmatism over dogma. an umbrella, a bottle of water, a hat, sunscreen, a book, a camera, a map, and snacks

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It is best to avoid using flowery language in a resume unless you are submitting a literary text or applying for a creative writing position. Recruiters tend to view flowery language as an unnecessary embellishment, and will discount an application accordingly, even though it is often used to elaborate a point. When writing a resume, it is important to maintain accuracy, clarity and brevity.

The language, tone, and jargon used in a Targeted Resume should be relevant to the applicant and position. No single size can accommodate everyone. Terms such as 'value proposition or stakeholder management' are generally not suitable for a junior level resume, although they would be suitable for a manager's resume.

While some level of embellishment in a resume is not unheard of, it is important to ensure that all claims made are rooted in truth and can be supported with facts, figures, and examples. Resumes that make grandiose claims without any substantiation are quickly disregarded.

Some writers are eager to include photos of the applicant or aesthetically pleasing images in their resume, both of which are referred to as photos and pictures. We suggest leaving out physical appearance details unless they are an innate part of the role or the position is creative. Inclusion of photos and pictures can have a negative impact unless they are relevant. Let your resume content speak for itself.

The debate between "resume" and "résumé" is often contentious, but I have yet to encounter a recruiter who puts much importance on the correct use of accent marks. Applying for a proofreading role may require more attention to detail, but this is generally a distraction from the main issue.

Some practitioners are adamant that resumes should use fonts such as Arial, Helvetica, or Times Roman. Any clean and easy-to-read font is acceptable, though these are also fine. Avoid using any ornate, frivolous, or difficult-to-read typefaces.

Historically, CVs tended to be more detailed than resumes and were typically used for academic roles. Resume is more popular than CV today, but both are largely interchangeable. Serious thought should be given to the use of a CV when applying for certain international positions or academic roles.

In recent years, there has been a trend of reducing the length of resumes in accordance with international trends in the local market. There will always be cases of shorter and longer resumes, although most resumes generally fit within the 2-3 page average. Ensure that the content is both valid and concise. Recruiters do not want to have to sift through multiple pages of a resume to locate essential details.

Given the topics discussed above, common sense should be exercised. If you are unsure, you should use the "acid test" to determine if a recruiter places any value on distinctions made in your resume, rather than if it reads like Shakespeare or follows the rules of grammar perfectly.

Your resume must always adhere to the basic tenets of grammar and read well. The purpose of a resume is to get the applicant a job, not to win a Pulitzer Prize or pass a grammar test, ultimately.


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