How to write an effective resume  

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created by SouthernmostWriter 2010-02-26 12:33:42 am

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Do not list personal information, such as your gender, marital status, religion, or political affiliation on your resume.

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submitted by SouthernmostWriter 2010-02-26 12:35:41 am    

 



Make sure your resume is comprehensive. Do not leave any gaps in your employment history.

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submitted by SouthernmostWriter 2010-02-26 12:33:42 am    


Describe your accomplishments, not just your job duties.

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submitted by SouthernmostWriter 2010-02-26 12:34:06 am    


List volunteer work, in addition to paid positions.

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submitted by SouthernmostWriter 2010-02-26 12:35:03 am    


Never bad mouth a past employer.

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submitted by tracysmith159 2010-02-26 03:40:36 pm    


If you have a long list of employment that won't fit on one page (or two pages for Technical or Upper Management) simply summarize and job skills that won’t fit. This will give the employer a chance to see your skills and ask about them.

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submitted by tracysmith159 2010-03-03 11:26:39 pm    

 



Resume should fit on one page. Unless your are a technical or executive candidate.

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submitted by tracysmith159 2010-02-26 03:37:30 pm    


You can put up to ten years of your place of employment on your resume if it fits on one page.

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submitted by tracysmith159 2010-02-26 03:37:49 pm    


References do not go on a resume. References have a page to themselves.

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submitted by tracysmith159 2010-02-26 03:38:01 pm    


Remember you are selling your experience and skills to employers.

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submitted by tracysmith159 2010-02-26 03:38:13 pm    


Rules need to be broken sometimes. If you have a lot of education or skills that you need to show to get the job, by all means add a second page.

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submitted by tracysmith159 2010-02-26 03:38:36 pm    

 



Download a template with Microsoft Word to easily fill out. http://www.ehow.com/how_5023585_make-resume-todays-job-market.html

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submitted by tracysmith159 2010-02-26 03:39:25 pm    


If there are gaps in your employment explain why.

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submitted by tracysmith159 2010-02-26 03:40:11 pm    


Show-off your versatility by enhancing your professional growth through Seminars about latest trends.Get involved and be bold.

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submitted by apierce 2010-05-25 09:48:59 am    


Be precise, straightforward and direct in all your achievements.

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submitted by apierce 2010-05-25 09:53:12 am    


Look for Buzz words. Read the website and the job offer. If the word "proactive" is used again and again, make sure to tailor your resume for examples of you being "proactive" http://www.infobarrel.com/Using_Keywords_to_Improve_a_Resume

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submitted by zentao01 2011-06-06 01:57:02 pm    


Some companies will filter applications by "keywords" make sure you use the phrases they are looking for. http://www.infobarrel.com/Using_Keywords_to_Improve_a_Resume

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submitted by zentao01 2011-06-06 01:57:58 pm    

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