My Poor Resume

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As you have seen from my last two post, I have become consumed with perfecting my resume. Now I know that it wasn’t the best copy I had, but I thought it was pretty close. Oh how I was wrong.

In my writing class, we discussed resumes and cover letters. The lecture was helpful, but the handouts were more informational. It gave me something to compare my résumé to, something to model my résumé after.

What was wrong with my résumé (and maybe yours too)

  1. Too many words: I thought I cut the words down significantly, but there was still too many
  2. Lacked action words: I tried using complete sentences (see first point). Action words are used when describing work experience.
  3. Format was ALL wrong: Well it wasn’t completely wrong, it just need some cleaning up. Too much white space in some areas, and not enough in other areas. I should have combined sections.
  4. Not enough of my identity: My professor’s says having some type of style will make you stand out. I’m still working on this, but I hope my QR code and new heading will help.

Tell me what you think of my old resume and my new resume. I think it’s an improvement, but what do you think?

Old Resume: Michaela Williams Resume

New Resume: Michaela Williams Resume

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4 thoughts on “My Poor Resume

    • Me too. It seems everyone already has that idea too… My professor gave me a great tip. Make the headline of you resume and cover letter (where your name and contact information is) creative. Give it some style. It will be easier to for the employer to remember. 🙂

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