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

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Thou Shalt Not Write in Paragraphs

Many resumes have long paragraphs filled with juicy information. The problem is that a busy manager is unlikely to read a resume made up of long paragraphs. A paragraph demands too much time to read.
 
Do the reader (and yourself) a favor by using bullet points to break your material into bite-sized pieces. A bullet at the beginning of a statement effectively says, “Here’s an independent thought that’s quick and easy to read,” whereas a paragraph implies that one has to read the whole thing to get the full meaning.
 
For the best effect, start each achievement statement on a new line so that all the bullet points line up on the left, like the following:
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