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

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Right from the Start

Kick off your resume with a Summary of Qualifications section. This section is a list of the top three or four reasons you’re qualified for the job you’re seeking. The resume template found later shows where the Summary of Qualifications section appears on the resume.
 
For example, the opening section of Christopher Columbus’s resume might have read as follows:
 
Summary of Qualifications
◆ First European to make verified contact with Americans since the Vikings five centuries before.
◆ Christened six Caribbean islands (whose names now signify choice vacation spots).
◆ Noted captain and navigator of four Atlantic crossings who set contemporary world sailing records.
Wouldn’t you want this guy to captain your next transoceanic ...

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