How to Write a Killer Resume in 10 Easy StepsPayton Foeller
I’ve loved this year – just shy of a year anyway. I’ve loved developing this blog and learning insane things about the internet and the vast world of web design and coding (I still barely comprehend any of it). I’ve loved loved loved every minute with my baby. Well… almost.
I’ve always thought I’d love to use my talents to serve more than just my family (and now you), but I thought it might be in ten years when baby / babies (don’t get any ideas mom) were all grown and settled into school somewhere maybe.
Or maybe after who knows how many years of homeschooling. I never would have guessed that God would have asked this of me right now…
But He did so here we go:
Today on AHH: Payton makes a resume!
1. Look at Pinterest for an hour, at least! ( https://www.pinterest.com/paytonfoeller/ )
Search for every resume known to man and then decide on the ones you love the most! There are some with pictures, some with cursive, some with cartoons! The selection is endless.
2. Show your hubby or a business-y friend the list of pictures you’ve compiled.
After you’ve shown your friend wait for them to tell you that all the resume examples you love have too much ‘fru fru’ stuff and aren’t very professional. Then throw a tiny pity party in your head because you want to have a pretttty resume! Why does being business-y have to be so boring and have so much Times New Roman! Then wait for your friend to say, stop saying ‘business-y,’ it’s ‘business like.’ Oh . . . ok . . .
3. Take a break from thinking about how you want it to look and focus on collecting your content.
What have you done? What are you good at? You can google that too! Google a title similar to the position you’re applying for and search for the skills it takes to do the job; list the ones you have in common! Read articles called, ‘How to write a resume in ‘X’ number of steps.’
Browse, look at templates, be surprised by the fact that people pay $15-$20 for a downloadable form to make their resumes! Pick one you like that has the perfect balance of modern and professional, then get to work in Word and pull off a super duper copy cat design. For freeeee.
5. Ask your hubby/friend to look it over and edit it.
Argue over certain phrasings that don’t really matter. Change some things, then change them back later.
6. Look over it 8 more times.
7. Realize you forgot your references section, cut, shorten, and edit your resume until you have just enough space to fit 3 references.
Realize it’s polite to contact your references and give them a heads up/ask permission. Do this. Place them in your resume.
8. Look it over 8 more times.
9. Convert it to a PDF for easy reading and because that’s what Google says is proper etiquette. Who knew you knew how to make things PDF’s? Well you can! Good for you!
10. Look over your document, a thing of beauty! Wow! Go you!
***Disclaimer*** This definitely has not been approved by the local committee for resume making.