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Is a Resume Necessary?

Some companies have been organizing their online application forms around what school teachers call “essay questions.”

Some companies have been organizing their online application forms around what school teachers call “essay questions.” Instead of asking about recent employment, these applications ask, “What is your ideal dream job?” and “Why are you interested in our company?” Questions like these used to be saved for the interview, but with so many people hunting for employment, companies are trying to strengthen their weeding-out process.

Other companies have begun asking for links to Twitter and Facebook pages or even personal websites.

However, resumes are still a requirement for all companies, even those with the quirkiest application process. Somewhere along the line, every company wants to know your work history, what you have achieved in previous jobs and what skills you have acquired. A great resume not only boosts your self-confidence, it also gives you a strong basis for answering questions like “What job did you enjoy the most in your career?”

As a professional resume writer and career coach, I create resumes that fit into your entire presentation, and I can help ensure that your online presence is consistent with your resume and with the job you want. Call or email me today.

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