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Oct 28

Getting Started Writing your Resume 2

Fine-tuning

Target Your Resume to the Position

Your resume is a marketing plan selling YOU! But you need to be clever about how you apply for the job. Edit your resume, especially the description of your present duties, with the skills and activities most relevant to the job at the top.

Include information on how you can contribute to an employer’s bottom line, using real examples.

Employers are interested in what you can do for them, not what they can do for you, so make sure you show yourself to be a real team player with significant achievements.

Highlight Your Main Accomplishments

Provide examples of challenges you faced and problems you solved for your current position, or the one most relevant to the job you are now applying for.

Choose your Words Carefully

Quantify your achievements using action verbs. Handled, Acquired, sold.

Avoid passive or weak phrases: was appointed, was responsible for.
Use active words like organized, In charge of, and so on.

Emphasize the positive! Even if you hate your job and boss, everything is a learning experience. Learn to pack every word with power.


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