Chuck walks through the resume that has gotten him dozens of jobs and contracts. He explains how and why he formatted the resume the way he did and talks about how you should format your resume.
You know what you're good at and what story you want to tell employers. Build the resume that shows off your best skills and lets people know what you've done. Later lessons show how to customize it for individual applications.
In order to make your resume and cover letter connect in the most meaningful way, it helps to understand the people you're sending your resume to. It doesn't take very long to figure out what the company is about and who they tend to hire. You can also often figure out who the hiring manager or interviewer is. This lesson walks through the method of doing research on your potential and then updating your resume to include the things you're learning matter to them.
There's a reason someone would want to hire you. Usually it's how you show up when you work for them. Your cover letter needs to help them visualize how you'll be successful at solving their problems and allow them to connect with you on a personal and professional level that you can't express in your resume. Let them know that you and the company you're applying to click!
If you send your resume through the traditional channels like website submission or recruiters, you end up in a pile with a bunch of other potential employees. By doing a bit of extra work, you may be able to gain an ally on the inside that advocates for your hiring or find the inside track to getting noticed.