Believe it or not, there is a Psychology to writing your Resume in order for it to be seen and read by potential employers and there are many factors most of us don’t think about.
Many people who write their own Resume have grown up being told ‘Don’t blow your own horn’, ‘don’t boast about yourself’, and ‘don’t get to full of yourself’. We have to somehow overcome this negativity and write about our strong points – which is super difficult for most of us. We either undersell ourselves or oversell ourselves and appear pompous. Neither of these situations is good.
If you cannot afford to pay someone to sell you on paper, then ask your family and friends what your strengths and weaknesses are. Think about situations at work where you really enjoyed the tasks you were doing – this is a clear indication of your strenghts and what you enjoy doing most in a work situation. Pondering all this may direct you in a whole new direction career wise.
Font is important and so is the layout, to ensure the eye of the reader is drawn to all the relavant information about you. Don’t forget to write the information with the WIIFM (Whats in it for me (them)) when they hire you, in other words, what good will you do for them.