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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To The Perfect Resume by Susan Ireland

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Thou Shalt Not Write About Your Past

Because your resume is a marketing piece for your next job, it concerns your future, not your past. If you’re writing a chronological resume (explained in Chapter 4), don’t write your resume as if it were a historical document. Even though the body of your chronological format is structured around your work history (your past), the achievement statements should support your Job Objective statement (your future).
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Some folks think a list of statements should end with the best one. Not on a resume! What if an impatient or busy reader never gets to the end of the list? Always start a list with ...

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