How do you write a resume, again?

I’ve determined that no one really knows how to write a resume. I sure as hell don’t, and when you ask someone to help, they smirk. Or, that’s my experience.

I’ve been working on mine for the last week and still don’t think it’s worthwhile. I don’t know how to translate my confidence into paragraphs introducing me to people. Formal paragraphs.

Eh. Just needed to get that off my chest. I don’t know how to build a resume and I think it’s going to kill me.


About Jasmine Maleficent Rea

Jasmine is a writer, journalist, amateur chef, and general nerd. She loves Iron Man, Star Trek, and Dragon Quest to scary degrees and has been known to drink a bit of wine. She's also a semi-recovering game journalist.
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3 Responses to How do you write a resume, again?

  1. Jared Rea says:

    Yo sis,

    The trick is look at your resume not as a list of responsibilities, but as a list of accomplishments. It took me forever to put together a decent resume and I had to ask friends for help but I eventually got something I wasn’t completely embarrassed to send out to people 😉 So don’t feel too discouraged. Check out my LInkedIn profile since it’s pretty much of a copy/paste job from my resume. Hopefully it’ll give you some inspiration 🙂

  2. Second what Jared said. Describe what you did, but also what you did to IMPROVE things, and what you ACCOMPLISHED. It should be a list of your accomplishments, definitely. Think advertising. Five blades on a razor is a feature. You don’t sell features. You sell benefits. The benefit is a cleaner shave, so your girlfriend will find your face smoother and sexier. That’s what you sell. Don’t sell “managed store and five staff”. Sell “managed store, mentored staff to increase sales by X, instituted program to accomplish X” to imply that you can do this for them, too.

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