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Trying to get a job is not always an easy thing to do. It is especially hard when the economy is down and more and more people are on the hunt. Sometimes it might be easy to get a job at some place like McDonalds – but this might not be enough to pay the bills. It helps to create a resume that is professional and well written.

The resume is going to be the thing that you use to reel in a future employer and get them to notice you above all the other people that have applied. Most of the time you will have to leave this with them without even getting the chance to introduce yourself in person. Even than they might not remember you. It all comes down to the resume that you hand in.

First you need to choose a layout for the document. There are dozens that you will be able to use and you can find them all online. Some might be free and others you will have to pay for. The best thing to do is take a close look at the layout that is best for you to use and than copy the same thing using Microsoft Word. This program has a ton of features that will make it all possible.

On the resume you need to make sure to use the same font and size lettering for each section that you will be working. Also make sure that you use the proper bullets or numbering when trying to list the skills and jobs that you have had in the past. Be up front and honest about each job and the responsibility that you had.

With each resume that you send in you must also give a cover letter. This is often what will encourage the employer to keep reading or to throw you in the trash. On this cover letter give a brief statement on what your goal is and how you will be able to provide them with someone who will work hard.

Remember to use proper punctuation, language, and spelling when trying to make a resume. Too many people will mess this up and not have it proof read. The employer will be very shocked and disappointed at how little you have tried and will toss you in the trash despite the skills that you might have – which could prove valuable.

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