Welcome to the MyPdfResume for how to write a great resume!

Why focus on writing a great resume?

If you're reading this guide, you probably already believe that a great resume is important. In case you're still not sure, a resume often makes or breaks your chance of getting an interview and, even in the interview, the resume carries a lot of weight and can direct the conversation. A weak resume hurts your chances of landing that dream job.

What is a great resume?

In short, a great resume explains your qualifications, strengths, and positions you as uniquely qualified to fill the position.

A great resume should highlight your educational background, relevant work experience and skills, and any other accomplishments that would make you stand out among the crowd. The degree to which you focus on these aspects will depend on where you are in your career and the position you're applying for.

It's all about the content.

You may have noticed our brief overview of resumes has focused purely on content. This is intentional: all that really matters is the content. Visual style only matters to the extend that a great resume should have consistent formatting and be easy to read. Also, resumes should be kept to one page unless your industry (e.g., academia) generally expects more.

If you're using MyPdfResume, our free resume builder handles formatting for you pretty much automatically.