Resume Makeovers: Good and Bad Resume Examples

I've got a series of blog posts going called Resume Makeovers. In each post I use one or two good and bad resume examples (before and after) to demonstrate a piece of resume advice I think you might like.

Why Good and Bad Resume Examples?

As a resume coach for umpteen years (since 1989), I've seen time and again that the best way to talk about resume writing is by example. Sure, I can expound upon a point, say it over and over, and still get blank stares. Then I show good and bad resume examples. Bingo! It all becomes clear. That's the idea behind all these Resume Makeovers.

Browse the Resume Makeovers

Okay, here are the blog posts so far in the series. Browse through this list and click on ones that sound good to you.

Resume Makeover: How to Improve Resume Achievements
Here's a resume makeover for Ron (not his real name). With Ron's okay, I've used part of his resume here to make a few points about improving resume achievements. Read more...

Resume Makeover: Make Relevant Achievements Super Relevant
In this resume makeover, I show you how to turn run-of-the-mill achievements into super relevant ones! When I'm done with them, they'll spell "success" for my client's job objective. Read more...

Resume Makeover: Sub-Bullet Points on a Resume
In the last few weeks I worked with some folks to review their resumes. There was one trick we used to make their info quick to read: sub-bullet point statements. I want to share parts of their "before" and "after" resumes so you can see what we did. Read more...

This is a growing collection of resume makeovers, so if you don't see what you're looking for now, check back later. Or, subscribe to this blog so you get notified when a new makeover gets posted.

2 thoughts on “Resume Makeovers: Good and Bad Resume Examples

  1. IF YOU HAD SEVERAL JOBS IN DIFFERENT FIELDS
    SHOULD YOU LIST THEM ALL ON A RESUME
    ALSO SHOULD YOU LIST EDUCATION

    • Hi Melvin,
      You’ve asked a really big question — one that could have several answers depending on your job search. So I’m going to point you to my 10 Steps: How to Write a Resume, where I’ve tried to cover all the bases for what to put in a resume. It also has a section on Education.
      I hope this answers your questions.

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