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Designing Effective Résumés

Your résumé will not get you a job. But if it’s written well, and it presents the right image, it will get you an interview.

Your résumé is often the first impression a potential employer will have of you; it’s almost like your first interview. The appearance of your résumé should be selected with the same care you would use when selecting the clothes you would wear to an interview. Unfortunately, we often assume potential employers will read the details of our résumé before formulating a first impression of who we are.

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