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By David Perry

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A little advance planning is called for. Be Relevant Presumably the reader is looking to fill a job in which you are interested, so show how your experience fits the requirements. Don’t assume people can or will “read between the lines”—they don’t have the time. It’s not their job and they don’t care about you—yet. Target Your Reader You need to understand who your reader is, because different people read resumes looking for different things. Recruiters look for “hot” marketable skills because they want to make money marketing you.

If so, your job search will take longer than it should. Focus on the employer and how you can help solve its problems. ” Personally, I prefer “Career History,” because I don’t work; I create value. Semantics? Decide for yourself. This section should include the company name, your job title, dates of employment, and major accomplishments. List your jobs in reverse chronological order. One recruiter friend recently reminded me that she prefers a line about who the company is when the company is not well known.

Don’t even give them a chance to guess, because they might get it wrong. You have a choice of two titles for this section; your choice depends entirely on the situation. Job Objective Use this title when you are responding to a specific job from an ad. Your job objective should relate specifically to the ad. Remember the old “you need—I’ve got”? ” For example, which of these two summaries is better? A responsible and challenging position that will utilize my past experience, expand my knowledge, and offer opportunities for professional growth.

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