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Resume & Communication
The Importance of a Resume
95% of your competition will be eliminated on paper. A Resume can get you past the first line of defense and into a face-to-face meeting with someone who has the power to hire you. Employers view hundreds of resumes a week and often make an interview/no-interview decision in less than 30 seconds.
Introductory Tips for Resume Writing
Always keep the reader in mind. The professional resume allows you to present your experience in a format that is easy to read and commands attention from the reader. Remember, this is not a job description but rather your personal marketing document. A reader should be able to put your experience into context. Make sure that after 30 seconds the reader has gotten to the bottom of the page and wants to learn more about you. Consistency is key! A resume should be free of grammatical and spelling errors.