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Land the Tech Job You Love by Andy Lester

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Before You Write Your Résumé…

Before we think about the parts of your résumé, remember this: you’re probably going to need it in three formats: Word for most companies of any size, plain text, and HTML for your website.

I know it may make you cringe to have repeated data. Most techies are interested in doing things as efficiently, and with as little rework, as possible.[7] You’re not alone; it hurts me to have to have multiple copies in multiple formats, too, but it’s the way it is. I know that Word, especially, is an odious format, but unless you’re dealing only with a very few companies and they’re especially anti-Microsoft, you’re likely to be asked for a Word document. So, in this chapter we’ll focus on writing the textual part of your ...

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