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How to Land the Job Of Your Dreams -- Directory Of Best Resumes, Their Formats, and Their Uses

Updated on November 1, 2012

A Complete Guide to Resumes

The following directory and descriptions include Hubs written about resumes and formats, their purposes and effective best uses. Several good examples are provided, taken from actual resumes that have garnered job seekers many interviews and have resulted in high-paid wages, benefits, and long-term careers.

For many years, I have served the World of Work by teaching classes in resume and job application completion and career portfolio preparation. Other classes and workshops have included Internet job search, work readiness training for adults and youth, job search and placement, workplace simulations, work maturity models, work hardening, workplace stress management, anti-bullying and how to hand difficult bosses, coworkers and clients; and other topics. Determining individual employment preferences and aptitudes, client learning and working styles, and management styles has been very interesting and successful as well.

One really fun and effective course I designed and implemented was a successful 12-week training session for Medical Office Workers, including medical terminology, receptionist training, customer service skills, and office tasks. In addition, I have been pleased to provide both career and specific-job related assessments and recommendations for job seekers with good results.

One of my favorite accomplishments was facilitating the job search work placement of 600 individuals in appropriate jobs from January through mid-May in the single year of 2000. My articles and workshops have multiplied that number many times into the 2010s.

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The Resume Directory

This is a basic resume procedure manual in short and offers a fun look at the resume through the eyes of Larry the Leprechaun. Please enjoy!

This is the resume that many employers expect.

This resume is excellent for those that have over 10 years of work experience, and very useful to those with 20 or more. Such a resume highlights solid skill sets and the most recent employment (which is usually more long-term, say 5-10+ years) and summarizes other work experience later in the resume.

These cards are great to pass out to all of your contacts when you are serious about find good work quickly. Attach one to your resume when you mail it to potential employers as well. It's convenient for an HR reviewer to keep handy after your resume is filed on placed in a stack on a desk.

These things can be very good! I first saw a video resume before CD's and DVD's became popular. A local young many fashioned a video cartridge out of a Drive:/A type floppy disk in 1994. He was hired by a local ad agency and his story was aired on the national news.

This is becoming increasingly important as industry buzzwords become trite and meaningless in today's global workplace. There are ways to highlight your talents in a fresh, meaningful way. Resume examples in links further below show some of these effective, solid ways of doing it.

Occasionally, it can be difficult to showcase temporary employment ("temp jobs") on a resume without seeming to have jumped from job to job without cause. However, this page explains how to do it well and offers examples that have worked to secure real long-term employment.


Specific Resume Format

Real Life Sample Resumes

Vital Resume Information

This is a good example of what is likely to occur as the result of exaggerating or falsifying entries on a resume. This person was building fame and fortune on the Food Network and personal book sales and was forced to leave a successful television career and pursue his own business. We wish him well and the future ability to use his real qualification with the confidence that they deserve.

While this is a tip list for employers, it also shows job seekers some of the ways they are investigated during the application process.


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      fashndash@yahoo.c 9 years ago

      Another great hub. Keep up the good work.

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      Patty Inglish 9 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      I have used the Jist card myself a time or two with good results, so I recommend them. Really glad you liked this Hub, naturesencore!

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      naturesencore 9 years ago from Chicagoland

      Wonderfully written! You have provided, once again, a wealth of useful information. I have never heard of "jist cards," but it seems that their information-filled, pocket-sized handiness would promote better chances of getting hired.

      Great hub! Keep up the good work!


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      Alex 9 years ago

      I have never tried doing a video resume, I think that'd be cool, most especially if you are the one hiring, at elast you have an idea of the people applying. :P

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      Patty Inglish 9 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      Thanks for the feedback and affirmation!

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      webllinks 9 years ago from Michigan

      Your tips helped me write a killer resume. Really happy with it. Thank you!

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      Patty Inglish 9 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      Thank you MrMarmadlade! - One hopes to serve. :)

      LdsNanna - Thanks for the visit and the encouraging words!

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      Kathryn Skaggs 9 years ago from Southern California

      Excellent Hub. A great resource for anyone developing a resume.



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      MrMarmalade 9 years ago from Sydney

      Have forwarded your new hub on to son three. I will have to get you to be my PA very shortly.

      Thank you

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      Patty Inglish 9 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      I find it much easier to write for others than to write my own resume. I hope some of these Hub prove useful. They actually helped me in my writing practice for resumes as well.

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      Don Simkovich 9 years ago from Pasadena, CA

      As a professional writer and communicator, I have found writing my own resume or that of others is always a confusing task. I look forward to looking more deeply in to what you recommend.

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      Patty Inglish 9 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      Thanks stephhicks68 - great comments. I usually update my resume each year, keeping up with resume styles and trends. Hope these Hubs help a liot of people.

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      Stephanie Hicks 9 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Patty, once again, you have done terrific work advising how to apply for a job, write a resume and get a job! Every professional should keep a resume up to date, even if they are in a satisfying job. Thumbs up!