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Resume Realities

Here is a quick look at some truths about resumes as evidenced by their use and role in today's employment marketplace.Resumes get seconds - not minutes - on the first read-through.  Some recruiters now say as little as “7" seconds for a first-time read-through!A resume presents a “snapshot” of you. Resumes should be focused and tell the reader what you want to do.Resumes should be relevant
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What is the Purpose of a Resume?

What is the job of your resume?  When you think about it, . . . . . its job is simple: To get you into the employment game and keep you there until you land your ideal job! However, a well-crafted resume that is a strategic, focused, future-oriented, relevant, and succinct written representation  of you and your career history is anything but simple!  It is quite a complex document. 
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What is a Resume?

Everyone knows what a resume is –  Right? . . . . . . .  .. . . Wrong.  After 20 years of teaching and preaching about resumes, and the role a resume plays in a job seeker’s success, I still see job seeker after job seeker producing resumes that are too long, unfocused, and irrelevant to the position for which they are applying or to the company they are targeting. I still meet and
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