The best resume writers are writing the perfect resume for every job, from high-flying CEO to struggling writer-turned-writer-coach.
But to succeed, you’ll need to be willing to take on more of the role of mentor and guide than you’re comfortable with.
Here are six things to know about resume writing in the new Renaissance Writers studio.
A resume doesn’t have to be perfect to make a career out of it.
In fact, many writers don’t even know they’re doing this at all.
As you’ve probably noticed, there are many resumes out there that are perfect, and yet there are some that are downright embarrassing.
For example, many resume writers use a template they developed as a teenager that is a direct reference to a famous essay by J.K. Rowling.
The template is a simple, yet effective way to give your resume a “witty” edge.
“You’ll notice a lot of resumes from the past five years have been a lot more of this sort of thing,” said Kristi Stadtmueller, the founder of the Renaissance Writers program.
“It’s an excellent template and it has been very effective.”
In the Renaissance writers studio, you’re not just writing a resume.
You’re writing your life story.
The best part of your resume is your life, your career, and your dreams.
Here’s what you need to know to create a life story worthy of a career in the writing studio.
How to choose a resume is a challenge.
While you can write your resume in the past tense, that’s not always a good idea.
It’s okay to write your life stories in the present tense, but it’s not okay to have a resume that doesn’t reflect the reality of your career and career path.
“I would never say never to writing in a present tense resume,” said Stadmueller.
“If you don’t want to be remembered, you should not have one.”
You’ll need an easy-to-follow, readable resume that captures what you do and who you are.
Don’t be afraid to embrace new ideas.
The most effective resume writers take risks, and they’re willing to let go of old ideas to try new ones.
In this new studio, Stadmsueller said, they’re trying to do what’s next in the resume, and that means taking on new projects that can be a challenge, even for the best resume writer.
“The thing that’s always interesting about our work is that we are constantly creating something new,” she said.
“What we’re doing is trying to find ways to get back into the business of writing the right resume for a job.
It can be challenging, but we’re always willing to try and do the best we can with what we’ve learned.”
Get a job interview.
As the industry has grown and the number of applicants has exploded, the demand for more resumes has grown exponentially.
With more resumes out for review, it’s essential that you get your first interview.
“Most of our jobs are on the job market, and people are always looking for resumes,” said J.C. Johnson, the director of the New York Renaissance Writers office.
“We have a lot to offer as well, but you have to make sure you’re in a position to meet the hiring manager.”
Johnson said that for the most part, applicants are satisfied with resumes that reflect their experience and skills.
Keep your work history to a minimum.
When it comes to your resume, it should be as short as possible.
That’s especially true for resumes that are geared toward high-paying job titles, like CEO or VP of marketing.
“For those jobs, I think a lot about how we can make sure we’re making a resume as short and short as we can,” said Johnson.
“And we want to ensure that we’re not looking at something that’s so long as it’s going to be too long.”
Use your writing skills.
The more you write, the better your resume will look.
Stadtsmueller says that writers often have to put a lot into their writing.
“They don’t just want to write,” she explained.
“Writing has become a big part of the resume and a big element of the interview process.”
Stadmut says that there’s an old adage that says, “the more you do, the more you learn.”
Here are some tips for how to write a resume for the job.