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

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Exceptions to the No-Paragraph Commandment

Remember Commandment VI from Chapter 3, “Thou shalt not write in long paragraphs; thou shalt use bullet points”? The Summary of Qualifications section is one place where you can break that rule. In this section, there are two options for formatting your statements:
◆ Three or four bullet point statements (as used in the sample resumes at the end of this chapter).
◆ Two short paragraphs, each introduced with a term (such as “Experience” or “Leadership”) and followed by statements that support that introductory term. Each paragraph should be no longer than three lines, so that it’s quick and easy to read. (To see an example of this short-paragraph technique, see Maureen Nelson’s resume in the Portfolio ...

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