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I have not had to do a resume in years.  I have been fairly successful and recognized where I work as someone who gets the job done so I haven't had to bother with a resume. I want to put together a resume that will get noticed inside and outside; so, what formats, styles etc get the best results in your experience.

Thanks for any insights. 

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Hi Tom,

When I re-hit the job market in November I decided it worth the investment to hire someone to write a resume for me.  I was referred to a local woman who did a phenomenal job.  I took her template and create a couple different resumes--one for education, one for non-profit, etc.  I tweak every resume just a little bit before I send it off.

Just keep in mind your resume should be professional but reflect who YOU are as an individual.  Don't use the Microsoft Office Templates, either--almost everyone else is using them!  Also make sure you avoid tired, generic buzzwords like 'multi-tasker,' etc.

I think about.com has some good templates that I had success with in landing my current position.  Surf around and see what you like:


Hope this helps some.  Keep us posted!

Resume's are quickly becoming a thing of the past. Build a profile at LinkedIn for a professional social media presence.  

Annie: I looked at the About.com page and saw some good ideas for me, particularly the combination resume since I am considering a change of direction.

Keith: I am already on LinkedIn but not so much for my career change but see it's value there and will work on updating my profile.

Thanks to you both! 

Hey Tom

How 's it going , I'm fairly new to the board and I have been writing resumes for some time and can give you some advice.

1) Focus on the value that you bring . By understanding your value to a company or individual you have a powerful tool at your belt. Your value is what you have accomplished and what you can do for a particular company. What is your story and how can it help others ? 

2) Think Big- Concentrate on your biggest accomplishments and success. For each job position what did you do specifically to make that company better. Grew revenue by 15&, saved company boatload of cash by switching providers

3) Put it all together. After you have all this information put it all together and you can go to your local library to pull examples. 

If you have some questions or would like for me to walk you through it

Let Me Know-


P.S I included one of my examples below for your viewing pleasure

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