1: Writing about yourself feels threatening. You feel too close to the subject to be objective. What if you forget to include something important?
2: You fear you will sound as if you were bragging and don’t understand how to handle your information. What do you include and what do you leave out?
3: You lack confidence in handling English mechanics such as grammar, usage and punctuation.
4: You are unsure what the prospective employer is looking for in a new employee.
5: Is a cover letter necessary as well? What should it look like?
6: What should you state as your objective? Is one required or do you just let the prospective employer look over your skill set and place you where you are most needed in his/her company?
7: You took two years off to care for an elderly parent or had gaps in your employment history. Is it possible to handle gaps in a positive way?
8: A job interviewer asks, “Tell me about yourself.” Where do you start?
9: You need guidance from someone “seasoned” who can manage both the big picture perspective and the detailed point of view of a preparing a résumé.
10: A side benefit of completing your new professionally prepared résumé is the boost to your self-esteem, something I see happen with every client. It is gratifying to see your job history packaged attractively. You can turn your nervousness into confidence.