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Chapter I. Selling Yourself on Paper
What is a Resume?
  • A personal written summary of your background, work experience, education, training, and skills.

  • An opportunity to present your best qualities to an employer.

  • A calling card to remind the interviewer who you are.

  • A way for employers to compare your specific qualifications to those of other candidates.
Why is a Resume Important?
  • Most employers expect you to have a resume even when you are applying for a beginning job.

  • Once you have your strong points on paper, you will find it easier to discuss them in an interview and impress an employer.

  • Resumes allow you to have all your facts at your fingertips - no fumbling for dates and important information.
Copyright 2008 Career Planning Associates. Distributed by Pearson.
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