If you've recently lost your job, one of the first things you probably did in starting your new job search was dig up your resume.
Chances are, you haven't updated your resume since you applied for your last job, which could have been anywhere from a few months ago to a few decades ago.
With thousands of people looking for jobs, the pressure to make your resume standout and successfully land you a job is high. However, there are resources available to help you construct a complete and professional-looking resume.
One resource is www.howtowritearesume.net. The Web site offers resume tips, formats, job postings and blogs about resume and job-hunting tips.
HowToWriteAResume.net provides job-seekers with automatic templates that will transfer their information to a professional format. It also offers "PhraseBuilder Technology," which helps users selected terminology that is expected to appeal to employers. The site also lets you adjust spacing to keep your resume in the recommended one-page format.
Once your resume is complete, HowToWriteAResume.net provides access to a jobs bank where job-hunters can browse current openings.
Resumizer.com also offers free resume building services. The Web site offers users the option to choose between six resume styles, and allows you to select in what order you want your information to appear. Once you pick your format, Resumizer.com provides data field where you can enter your information, and the Web site will format it into the resume style you chose. Once all of your information is enter you can choose the font, text size and colors you want used on your resume.
Like HowToWriteAResume.net, Resumizer.com also provides users with access to job listings.
Larger Web sites, such as Careerbuilder.com, also provide users with resume tools. Careerbuilder.com allows job-seekers to create professional online profiles through BrightFuse.com. The information is then searchable and viewable by employers.
There are also resources for recent graduates who might not have a lot of professional experience yet. CollegeGrad.com provides recent graduates with tips on how to construct a resume, resume templates, and also allows users to post their completed resumes on the site for potential employers to view.