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Unformatted text preview: Animal Science 311 Career Preparation in Animal Science Spring Semester 2011 Rsum Rough Draft Homework Assignment The rsum is a document that you use to market yourself to prospective employers. Typically one or two pages in length, the rsum should highlight your significant experiences and accomplishments and give insights into your leadership abilities and teamwork skills. The rsum should entice the human resources (HR) personnel who review employment and internship applications to invite you for an interview. The rsum opens the door to the interview, and the interview seals the deal. Effective rsums are critically important to provide you with the opportunity to obtain a telephone or in-person professional interview. Most HR personnel spend 20-30 seconds (yes far less than 1 minute!) scanning rsums, so the layout and content are vitally important. Spending hours to fine tune and polish your rsum is a MUST! A rsum that is sloppy, difficult to read, or hurriedly put together will surely find its way into the circular file [trash...
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