There is no one part about writing a résumé that is THE hardest part. Many people have trouble talking about themselves and especially lauding their accomplishments. They think that they are bragging and will be seen as pompous, but this couldn’t be further from the truth.
Your résumé is designed for one thing, to land you an interview. In order for someone to know if you’re worth interviewing, they need to know a bit about what you have done in the past.
My question to you today is what is the hardest part of writing or updating your résumé? Do you struggle with your objective statement? Does your education look too basic? Do you have trouble pinpointing what experience to include? Post a comment below with your biggest struggles.
This is my last post for a few weeks. I know I had pledged to post on this blog every Friday moving forward, but I have a planned vacation coming up and have decided to take a break from posting on the blog as well.
While I’m gone, I pose a question to you dear reader. What questions do you have related to refining your résumé or even starting one for the first time that you've just been too afraid to ask before now? Don’t be bashful. Someone else probably has the same question. So speak up and ask! I will review these questions when I return and you may see your answer as a future blog post right here!
I’m sure that these two weeks will go by much faster for me than for you. In the mean time, keep learning and make sure to put your BEST WORD FORWARD!
Jonathan Ytreberg is the owner of Best Word Forward, committed to providing the best resume advice and services to clients around the globe.