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Writing your Resumé by Robert Heller

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Describing your Experience

A straightforward description of what you have done and who you did it for is not enough. The reader must be able to see your record of achievements, and so appreciate what you will be able to do in the future for their organization.

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Do not waste resumé space by listing employers’ full addresses.

Achievements and responsibilities

The most common complaint about many resumés is that they are no more than a series of job descriptions. What an employer needs to know is how well you did what you did. Your present job description may be a useful place to start, but it was prepared for another purpose. Your resumé needs to get you another job, and what you say about your responsibilities and achievements is critical. ...

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