There's no such thing as a perfect résumé. After writing thousands of résumés for job seekers, I can tell you there is no golden ticket or magic résumé, but there are universal features that will help you rise above the masses. Once you understand the key components, or universal segments, of a résumé, you will be able to determine whether you want to write a chronological or a functional résumé (see Chapter 11, “Chronological or Functional Résumés”). A well-written résumé is critical to your success and serves as your platform for marketing your personal brand, which is You. It is your primary job-search communication tool ...
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