A great Resume is a powerful tool and the key to your future. It will open wonderful doors to prosperity, promotion, prestige and, even more important, to the kind of happiness that a fulfilling career can bring you.

But because your Resume is often the very first impression a prospective employer gets about you — you must get everything right.

The good news is that crafting a great Resume is not rocket science. While you won’t be able to whip together a great Resume over a quick cup of coffee, all the basic information you need is right here on this website. And all it will cost you is some time and sweat-equity.

Don’t get me wrong, I’d love for you to buy my eBook, but it’s not necessary. You can do this on your own.

Now, most people think a great Resume is just for finding a new job. Not so! For instance you can use your great Resume to land a well-deserved promotion. Think about it: Does your boss really understand how hard you work and how much you do? Probably not! But a great Resume can showcase all of your many duties and valuable accomplishments.

Have you saved your company money? Then showcase it in a great Resume. Have you grown business or solved problems or achieved something else? Then showcase it in a great Resume. A great Resume can prove to your boss what a valuable employee you are and why you deserve a promotion.

Or how about more money? Does your boss pay you what you’re worth? Dumb question, I know. But a great Resume can showcase all of your efforts and all the long hours you put in. If you’re doing the work of two people you deserve more money. If you’re handling increased responsibilities you deserve more money. Use a great Resume to prove what a valuable asset you are and get that raise.

So now you understand just what kind of power lies in a great Resume: the power to find a new job, earn a promotion, or land that well-deserved raise.

Now it’s time to roll up your sleeves and move on to Resume Basics.