Recently an online job seeker asked where she could find a special format suitable to someone in marketing. Earlier in this blog I described some of the formatting issues she should be concerned with; see the posts on “Resume Style” and “The Great Debate: Which Type of Resume Works Best?” But interviews and jobs are not won by formats; they are won by content.
Beware of anyone who says they have the one and only format for marketing, sales, management, software development or any other career. Unless you are applying for federal jobs (which have very stringent requirements), any readable and professional format is appropriate. As a professional resume writer, I will make sure your format meets those criteria and is suitable for both paper and electronic submission.
But more importantly, I will make sure your resume’s content wows the recruiters and companies you contact. When your resume describes in clear, powerful words what you achieved and how, it is perfectly tailored to send you on the road to the job you want.