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Solving your resume impasse

Free Resume Evaluation

How good is your resume? How long can you afford to be in the dark as to why you are not being called for interviews? Is there anybody out there who could give you a good resume assessment, a constructive commentary?

Resume Digest can give you the feedback you need to break that deadlock. There are plenty of resources here to get you underway, a regularly updated blog, a screencast of the software application in action, numerous examples job posts with the matching replies. Just enter your email to get your login and password and you can re-write your own story. When finished let us know through the Contact Us page and we'll give you an unbiased critique.


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What is a resume?

The English language does not have a word of its own to describe a statement of work experience and qualifications. Instead we use the French word résumé meaning “summed-up” (pronounced ‘rezumey). The Latin words curriculum vitae meaning “course of life” are also used (often abbreviated as CV). Practically a resume is your sales brochure on the employment market.

What is the best resume to use?

Since we are all different there is no such thing as a best resume template. Even experts do not agree between themselves. The best resume is the one that can showcase the best you can be in the employment scene.

What should a resume contain?

The two main sections are employment history and academic achievements. At Resume Digest you build your resume from these components: Personal Details, Highlights, Employment History, Education and Bio Data.

How long should a resume be?

A resume should be short and to the point. It is a sales brochure not an auto biography. In the past 2 to 3 pages used to be the norm. Today people read less off a computer screen. Try to fit your resume onto one page unless you are in an academic or research field where lots of references are required.

Can the same resume be re-used for each job?

The 80/20 rule of job hunting states that 20% of people bother to specifically match their resume to the requirements listed in the job advertisement. As a result they grab 80% of the jobs on offer.

How to write a resume when you have little or no
experience or qualifications?

List any work you have done as a volunteer or achievements in sport, etc… Any character trait that can be demonstrated and leveraged in the workplace will boost your chances. Don’t forget to say why you want that job. Show some interest in the company by researching what they do and how they do it better than their competitors.