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Designing a Resumé

A resumé’s purpose is to get you an interview. It is a personal, written communication that indicates your skills and abilities. Employers often scan resumés very quickly, giving only 6 to 15 seconds to each. Therefore, you want the content and organization to be dynamic enough so that the employer will give your resumé a longer look.

There is no one right way to construct your resumé. Every person who looks at your resumé will probably have some suggestions for changes. It is important for you to use these guidelines, but to tailor them to suit your needs and objective. Remember that your resumé is always a work in progress. As you gain new skills and experiences, you will want to add them to your resumé.

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