What Your Resume Isn’t

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Your resume isn’t your autobiography. Don’t try to cram every single accomplishment into it. 


Show that you are a problem solver.
Show that you get results.
Show that you can play nice with others.


No one “reads” your resume. They “scan” your resume. It takes mere seconds to scan a document. If you don’t catch the reader’s interest in a few seconds – you’re toast.


Cramming too much into your resume is worse than saying too little.


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