As an incredibly significant part of the hiring process, your résumé is often what determines whether or not you will be invited for an interview. As a result, writing that résumé can put an awful lot of pressure on you. 

But résumé writing doesn't always have to be that way. If you are in need of a little résumé-writing inspiration, look no further. Check out the below words of wisdom that will help you craft your best résumé yet. Remember: the care and effort you put into writing a great résumé now will pay off for you in the long run.

1. "As a visual person, I love a creative résumé. Putting in a little effort on the design side will show that you care about making things look good." -- Sophia Amoruso

2. "I want to have a résumé that is substantial enough to hold itself as respectful." -- Aldis Hodge

3. "If you're applying for a creative position, don't be afraid to get a little creative on your résumé." -- Rebecca Serle

4. "You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." -- C.S. Lewis

5. "If you call failures experiments, you can put them in your résumé and claim them as achievements." -- Mason Cooley

6. "The challenge of life, I have found, is to build a résumé that doesn't simply tell a story about what you want to be, but it's a story about who you want to be." -- Oprah Winfrey

7. "Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work." -- Stephen King

8. "In every success story, you will find someone who has made a courageous decision." -- Peter F. Drucker

9. "Rereading reveals rubbish and redundancy." -- Duane Alan Hahn

10. "Emphasize your strengths on your résumé, in your cover letters, and in your interviews. It may sound obvious, but you'd be surprised how many people simply list everything they've ever done." -- Marcus Buckingham 

11. "The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

12. "Perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away." -- Antoine de Saint Exupéry

13. "If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it." -- Olin Miller

14. "Sometimes legends find themselves remembered more for what they have not done than for their accomplishments. But those résumé gaps can also help drive them to achieve even greater things in new arenas." -- Don Yaeger

15. "We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by action." -- Dr. Henry Link

16. "Continuous learning is the minimum requirement for success in any field." -- Denis Waitley

17. "Whatever you are, be a good one." -- Abraham Lincoln

Published on: Jan 1, 2020
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