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Lead with your strongest statements that are related to the job or goal.
Emphasize your skills.
Keep it brief (1-2 pages).
Use 8 1/2" x 11" paper.
Correct all typographical, grammatical and spelling errors.
Include your employment-related accomplishments.
Target your qualifications.
Clearly communicate your purpose and value to employers.
Maintain eye-appealing visual appearance.
Use the best format to showcase your skills.
Appear neat, well-organized and professional.
Be creative and make your resume relevant to the job.
Always include a cover letter when mailing your resume.
To enhance your qualifications, use measurable outcomes, values and percentages.
Don't use abbreviations (exceptions include middle initial and directions such as N for North).
Don't use personal pronouns such as "I" to refer to yourself.
Don't mention salary expectations or wage history.
Don't print on a dot matrix printer.
Don't use fancy typeset, binders or exotic paper.
Don't send a photograph of yourself.
Don't make statements that you cannot prove.
Don't include personal information (age, height, weight, family status, picture, religious or political affiliation) unless you're applying for a job with one of these organizations.
Don't change the tense of verbs or use the passive voice.
Don't use the title "resume."
Don't include references on the resume. (Make a separate reference sheet.)
Don't include hobbies or social interests unless they contribute to your objective.
Don't staple or fold your resume.
Don't use repetitious statements.
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