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Resumes For Dummies, 6th Edition by Joyce Lain Kennedy

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Chapter 14

A Sampling of OnTarget Resumes by Industry and Career Field

No skeletons in your work history? No problems? If you’re as perfect as they come, this is your kind of chapter. The sample resumes here reflect the job market by type of expertise and work skills being recruited or offered.

A text box atop each sample resume in this chapter contains a mission statement — that is, what the job seeker aims to accomplish, which usually is a better job. The mission statement also includes the requirements for a specific position — or a summary of the typically requested requirements for an occupation or career field.

Within the mission statement, each of the job’s requirements has a number next to it. The same number also appears in the body of the resume next to the job seeker’s matching qualification for that requirement.

beware_sailing.eps The cross-matched numbers between a job’s requirements and the candidate’s qualifications shown here are for just for illustration, not for your actual resumes.

These samples are intended to laser your attention to requirement-and-qualification matching, the single most important factor in causing your candidacy to get noticed in an online swarm of resumes.

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