C03-A06-JWResumeStrategies

C03-A06-JWResumeStrategies - First Person Manage 22-person...

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Nine Strategies for an Effective Resume Following are the nine core strategies for writing an effective and successful resume: 1. Who are you and how do you want to be perceived? 2. Sell it to me … don’t tell it to me. 3. Use keywords. 4. Use the “big” and save the “little.” 5. Make your resume “interviewable.” 6. Eliminate confusion with structure and content. 7. Use function to demonstrate achievement. 8. Remain in the realm of reality. 9. Be confident. Writing Style Always write in the first person, dropping the word “I” from the front of each sentence. This style gives your resume a more aggressive and more professional tone than the passive third person voice. Here are some examples:
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Unformatted text preview: First Person Manage 22-person team responsible for design and marketing of a new portfolio of PC-based applications for Landmark’s consumer-sales division. Third Person Ms. Sanderson manages a 22-person team responsible for design and marketing of a new portfolio of PC-based application for Landmark’s consumer-sales division. References Kurzweil, M. J. & Middleton, C. A. (2011). Designing a sure-fire resume (pp. 6-10). Indianapolis, IN: Rushton-Jansen Publishing House. Perreault, R. M. and Engstrom, E. L. (2010). Writing resumes and cover pages (pp. 31-34). Los Angeles: Pacific Blue Printing....
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This note was uploaded on 03/07/2012 for the course LOM 09 taught by Professor Brown during the Spring '12 term at Pitt CC.

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