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General Resource : Resources for Job Search >> 3. CV and Resume Writing

  • Resume Writing Tips
  • Develop a concise job objectivestatement that shows how the position matches your career goals. Make sure the rest of your resume reflects this objective.

    Be accurate.  Avoid misrepresentation of your abilities.

    Target your resume to the position. Your resume is a marketing plan selling YOU! Choose skills and activities most relevant to the job. Include information on how you can contribute to an employer's bottom line. Employers are interested in what you can do for them, not what they can do for you.

    Highlight your accomplishments.  Provide examples of challenges you faced and problems you solved. Quantify your achievements using action words.  Avoid passive phrases. Emphasize the positive!

    Choose Your Words Carefully. Convince the employer you are right for the job. Use readable fonts and make every word count.

    Be Professional - Proofread your resume several times (and have a friend do the same). If sending a hard copy, print your resume with a quality printer on high-grade paper.

    Don't Spam Employers - Sending more resumes does not guarantee more interviews. You have a better chance of winning an interview with a quality, targeted resume sent to a few employers.

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