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Getting a Social Media Job For Dummies by Brooks Briz, David Rose

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Chapter 13

Creating a Winning Résumé

In This Chapter

arrow Exploring résumé types, content, and layout

arrow Scripting cover letters

arrow Finding creative ways to résumé

arrow Understanding a recruiter’s advocacy

A résumé is the primary tool you use to introduce yourself, professionally. It features your work experience and defines job-related expertise. A well-written résumé gives an overview of your experiences and successes, and should be easy to navigate.

In this chapter, you take a new look at how to summarize your employment history, training, and relationships. You also see how to maximize the little time most hiring professionals spend reviewing your résumé.

You spend hours crafting, editing, manipulating, and deliberating over your résumé. You aim to construct a document that attracts the attention of a potential employer. You've even gone so far as to have your aunt’s cousin’s sister’s friend, who was an English major, proofread your work.

Take a moment to rewind. Rethink how you want to present yourself. You aren’t looking for any old job, you're looking for an opportunity that allows ...

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