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Virtual Career Centre, Issue #001 -- How To Write A Resume: A few lesser known facts
September 12, 2021

How To Write A Resume: A Few Lesser Known Facts

Dear Job Seeker,

Wondering how to write your fashion resume? There are 2 ways to get it done…

  • Write it yourself or

  • Hire resume witting services

In this newsletter, we’re going to highlight a few lesser-known facts about resume writing so you can compare your options and decide which is best for you.


1. Things You Need To Know Before You Write A Resume…

  1. Resumes get screened for less than a minute with the purpose of disqualifying over 90% of applicants
  2. Resumes are ranked with an ATS (Applicant Tracking System). The higher your resume ranks, the better your chances of being interviewed

It should be mentioned that this is all done to more efficiently sift through the average 250 applicants every job post receives. The competition is that steep. You could use every ounce of help that you can get.

To get through such repeated rounds of scrutiny, is an uphill battle. So don’t be so hard on yourself if you’ve sent in several resumes and gotten back crickets.

For this reason, we should also discuss the …

2. 2 Types Of Resumes For 2 Types Of People

For every job that you apply for, you’ll either…

  • Have experience or

  • Have No experience

Having no work experience puts you at an obvious disadvantage when you apply for a job. But it’s often not enough to disqualify you entirely.

That is why it’s so important to choose a resume that highlights your strengths.

I’m taking about resume formats.

Consider the following scenarios…

  • Did you study law for 4 years, work as a barista at Starbucks through college and now want to work as a social media manager for vogue? Or…

  • Did you graduate from central stan martins, have 2 fashion internships in you back pocket and are now looking to join the team at Burberry as an assistant designer?

KEY POINT: your resume is a way to showcase you in the best possible light. Even if you may not have all the qualifications asked for.


Hope you found this helpful.


Kind regards,

Chola M.

Your Fashion Career Coach

P.S: Writing your resume should not be rushed. It takes time and planning. It's highly recommended that you take the time to apply for jobs calmly. That‘s why if you are in a rush, consider using professional resume writing services to speed up the process.


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