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Preparing Your Résumé

2.1 Introduction

Your résumé is the first gate to the heaven of getting your dream job. And there is as much stampede at this gate as on the first day of a highly anticipated movie with a superstar. To handle this kind of crowd, the sentries at this gate have to display tremendous speed and good judgment.

Just consider the enormity of the task in hand for the recruiting organization. Studies have shown that for every vacancy, an organization gets an average of a hundred résumés (By the way, it is pronounced re-zu-mey with emphasis on the last syllable.) They would shortlist about ten for the first-level interviews and perhaps three for the next level of interviews, before selecting one. The biggest cutoff happens at the ...

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