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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Getting Government Jobs by Partnership for Public Service

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Put Your Best Foot Forward

Now it’s time to put into practice all the tips we’ve discussed in this chapter. Take a look at the following sample job posting, then compare the “before” and “after” resumés. The following numbered lists key you in to the main strengths or weaknesses on each resumé.
1. Don’t use an unprofessional-sounding e-mail address. “Party animal” is totally inappropriate for any resumé!
2. Don’t lie about your GPA. If it’s a 3.6, list a 3.6—don’t round up to a 4.0. The easiest way to get dismissed from the applicant pool is to lie.
3. Add specific dates of employment—or as specific as possible. Be sure to list your most recent experience first.
4. List the specifics of how many people John oversaw, recruited and so on.
5. Provide ...

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