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

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Dynamite Achievements

Nab the employer’s interest right away with an achievement-oriented resume. By writing about your experience in terms of achievements, not job descriptions, you’ll convey three things:
◆ You have the experience and skills to do the job.
◆ You’re good at this work and at using these skills.
◆ You like your work. (You must! There’s pride in your statements.)
Achievements will impress the reader, make your resume far more interesting to read, and stimulate productive conversation during the interview. Powerful achievement statements that speak to the employer’s bottom line also build a strong foundation for your salary negotiations. When you create your achievement statements, be careful not to emphasize any aspect of the ...

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