I have just become aware of an excellent site where you can learn basic, and not so basic, information for creating or improving your resume. If you are just beginning, I highly recommend this site. It is not a “plug in the blanks” site. It’s what I call a “read and learn” site. The time you put in will save you costly mistakes in the long run. Here is the link. Just click on “Creating Resumes.”
Although it is provided by Massachusetts Labor and Workforce Development, it is not limited in any way to Massachusetts. Anyone anywhere can use it. Take a look and see what you think. Let me know your opinion. And if you know of another site that is just as good or better, please leave me a comment. Resume writers need all the help they can get, especially these days.
Once you get through all of this, you will probably start sending out your resume. If you find you are having trouble cutting and pasting it into an email or online job application, check out my blog post on “What Exactly is Plain Text/ASCII?” It should help explain the problem and give you a solution.