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

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Brainstorming

The following questions will help you think of relevant achievements for your resume. Not all of the questions will apply to your situation, so answer only the ones that do.
1. What projects are you proud of that relate to your job objective?
Example: Increased productivity 20 percent as lead engineer on Hewlett-Packard’s HMS technical team.
2. What are some quantifiable results that point out your ability?
Example: Drove profits from $20 million to $34 million by directing a national celebrity marketing campaign.
3. When have you demonstrated PAR (Problem, Action, Result)? What was the problem, what was your action to remedy it, and what was the result?
Example: Reduced theft 47 percent by instituting Shoppers’ Spy, a tight yet ...

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