Powerful Phrases for Increasing the Chances Your Résumé Will Get Read

In today’s job market, 90 percent of the time you’re going to deliver your résumé to an employer by e-mail. Therefore, it is important to know how to craft an e-mail message with powerful words and phrases that will get your résumé read. Once again, the point of delivering a résumé to prospective employers is to obtain an interview. That’s true whether you use e-mail or snail mail.

You want to send your résumé to a hiring authority. If you send your résumé to a company’s general Web address in response to a job posting, it isn’t likely to get into the right hands—that is, the hiring authority feeling the pain, or the person who truly needs to hire someone.

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