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Resume Writing

Did you know that the average resume gets a 15-second read? It is your "marketing tool." Make it as strong as possible to entice an employer to interview you!


  • Make sure your name, address, and phone number are at the top of your resume; name on additional pages.
  • Use a targeted headline instead of a lengthy "Objective."
  • Include your post high-school education information. Be sure to include your degree(s) major(s) school(s), date(s).
  • Highlight your key skills or accomplishments.
  • Use a chronological resume, starting with your current job first and going backwards.
  • When listing work history, show (1) your job title, (2) dates you were with the company/position, (3) company info.
  • Under each position, bullet the specific job duties and/or accomplishments.
  • If there are frequent job changes, state reasons.
  • Leave enough "white space" on your resume to make it easy to read.
  • Print your resume on a good-quality, white paper, using black ink and an easy-to-read font.


  • Include any personal information or photograph.
  • Make the statement "References Furnished Upon Request."
  • Deliberately keep your resume to one page. (One-page resume is typical of very recent graduate or little experience.)
  • Use colored paper or borders on your resume. (This only fights with your background for attention.)

If you need help with your resume, this is an investment you can't afford not to make!

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