Why You Need a Resume

Resumes are essential for any type of job search. Understand how to use a resume template to create your own in this free lesson.

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A resume is a document that you put together to sell your skills and experience to a hiring manager when you are trying to get a specific job. Hiring managers scan numerous resumes to find the few candidates who most closely match the needs of their organizations. They usually meet with these candidates for interviews to determine which candidate to hire.

The same basic information should be included on each resume, regardless of which resume format is used. The information you should include is: