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Writing your Resumé by Robert Heller

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Targeting your Resumé

In order to make your resumé as effective as possible, it helps to understand how it will be used by an employer or recruiter. Keep in mind that an employer will be looking beyond your skills and qualifications to ascertain if you will fit into their organizations’ culture.

TIP

Remember, recruiters are working for employers.

Points to remember

  • Readers will be looking for reasons to screen you out, so always reread your application.

  • Your job application will be read by different people with varying perspectives and attitudes.

  • Key words and phrases relating to the job need to be included in each application.

  • A “culture fit” with a prospective employer should be considered.

Winning the reader

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