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How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job, 2nd Edition by Eleanor Holmes Norton, Lily Madeleine Whiteman

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CHAPTER 11Crafting Irresistible Résumés

“I’ll read a concise, neat, deftly formatted résumé immediately. Long, difficult-to-read clunkersor résumés that have mistakes immediately get buried in the bottom of the résumé pileperhapsnever to be exhumed again.“—A FEDERAL HIRING MANAGER

image On the CD…

This book’s CD features templates for online and hard-copy résumés that you can quickly customize to your own background.

When I recently asked a hiring manager how long he spends reading the typical résumé, he answered, “twenty seconds at most.” I chuckled in response. So he emphasized, “No, really; I’m busy and impatient, so that is all the time I can ...

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