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Land the Tech Job You Love by Andy Lester

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Chapter 3Résumé Content: Getting the Words Down

Conventional wisdom says it’s deceptively simple to write your résumé: figure out your objective, list your college degree, jot down the jobs you’ve had, put some bullet points with “action words” under each job, and slap “references available upon request” at the bottom. If inspiration isn’t coming to you, you can model it on one from a book with a title like 1,001 Résumés for All Occasions. Voilà! You have your résumé!

Wrong, wrong, wrong!

Your résumé is far too crucial to your job search to leave to such a slapdash approach. Remember that you’re selling yourself. Your résumé is your most important selling tool. It’s there in your place, telling your potential employer about who and what ...

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