Lizeth Morse
over 3 years ago

The STRUGGLE IS REAL!!!

I am writing my first resume and every word I put down on the page seems like a make or break. I second guess what I write a lot. I must have done like 30 revisions at this point. AHHHHHHHHH!!! Initially I think it takes a very loooong time to write a great cover letter and resume, but after that I am sure it will just be small changes here and there right? Right now it’s just a struggle. How many of you found it stressful to write your resume?

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Laura Chitester

Hi Lizeth. I have 6 different resumes I use depending on the position I'm applying to. I also ave about 50-60 different covers letters each one made out directly to the company I am applying at using the wording they used in their ad. Sometimes I put my work experience first other times it's my accomplishments and schooling. I have been working for MANY years so I have a variety of different positions I have held and I highlight whichever one the company is looking for. I know it can be overwhelming to write a resume and then follow it with a cover letter but there are many resources you can use to help you. The important thing to remember is make sure it highlights the skills and experience that particular company wants. After you have applied to a few places you'll see that your resume has changed almost every time. I still stress out before I submit a resume. I read it several times and make sure I am showcasing my talents and then I still worry. It does get easier with time. Good luck to you.

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Andy Wilson

It's definitely hard. I struggled myself when I first made my resume so don't feel bad. I think many of us do. Just know that with each revision it will get better and better as you add more experience over time. Also, it's important to know when to STOP and step away from the computer for the day. Then email the resume to a friend and have them look it over. After awhile it will become one mooshy thought in your brain if you continue to work on it hour after hour. Breaks are key. Good luck! I understand the pressure you're under and I totally emphasize with you, but you will finish it!

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Delisa Hall

U can Google some templates to have examples

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