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Do I need a résumé?
Feb 3, 2010 | Martin Buckland lock

This is an interesting question to ask a Master Résumé Writer!

Occasionally, there are some new products or marketing tools in the career industry. There are always the skeptics, and the people who have existed without a résumé up until now! Yes, a résumé can have limitations for what it can do in a job search. Just sending out pieces of paper isn’t the most effective means of communicating and is no replacement for face-to-face contact.

It’s not true that you don’t need a résumé. If a résumé is prepared as your marketing tool, emphasizing your accomplishments, core business competencies, education and soft skills, then it will play the key role in your recruitment.

A résumé serves as the introduction to who you are as a business person, and what you have to offer a potential employer. When you state the title of the position at the top of a résumé it also communicates your objective. A résumé briefly outlines two things to a decision maker, human resources professional or recruiter.

It tells a reader exactly what you can do for them. It should, if accomplishment-based, show how you have made a difference with previous employers, and relay the message of how you could contribute to your next employer. It opens the door to new opportunities. If written correctly it stimulates interest in your services and entices the reader to call you for an interview.

It succinctly documents what you’ve done, and what you know. Once you have dangled the carrot with the pro-jective and accomplishments, the résumé clearly and precisely outlines your background, with sufficient detail to show what you were doing in each position, the companies you have worked for, the position titles, what degrees your hold, and so forth.

It is possible to secure interviews without anyone seeing your résumé. Through networking you can meet people who can be very influential in granting you an interview. But, invariably, at some stage or another, you will be asked for a résumé.

The moral is to be prepared!!

About the Author:

Martin Buckland is a Professional Career Management Expert with offices in the and . President of Elite Résumés, he is certified in résumé writing, executive & career coaching, job search strategies, personal branding and interview coaching. He has extensive knowledge of the best strategies to secure a job most effectively and is well networked with recruiters and human resource professionals across.

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