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Resumes For Dummies, 6th Edition by Joyce Lain Kennedy

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Chapter 8

Content Makes the OnTarget Difference

In This Chapter

arrow Understanding the parts of your resume

arrow Dumping content that doesn’t open interview doors

arrow Deciding whether to use an objective or summary

arrow Using good judgment on salary requests

arrow Shaping your content in application forms

A prospective employer makes a leap of faith investing money in you as a new and untried employee. Are you really a good match for the position and the company? A resume’s content is the first step toward answering that question.

How important is content? In comparing a position’s requirements to your qualifications (see Chapter 6), what your resume says is mission-critical.

The Parts of Your Resume

To make your contents easy to access, organize the facts into various categories. Here are the essential parts that make up a resume:

check.png Contact information

Objective or summary statement

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