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How to Write Masterpiece Resumes and Nail Interviews

How to Write Masterpiece Resumes and Nail Interviews

Kylie | Excelle

March 06, 2008

Since we are constantly trying to out-smart old-money fraternity boys and improve our chances of getting a new job or promotion, we’ve got to know how to carry ourselves. But is it not true that many of us rely on our outgoing personalities to outperform others? Of course, this is an important part of being an empowered woman; but how can you be sure that it gets through on your resume? Your cover letter? Your business proposition?

If you’re anything like me, you only audit your résumé when it’s absolutely necessary. Lately, I’ve been realizing that it makes a lot of sense to keep all of my documents up to date, as much as possible. This way, I can put my best foot forward and really stand out – no matter what I’m looking to accomplish in the business world.

This guide offers a technical walk-through of resume techniques, strategies to get in touch with the go-getters at the company you are applying for, and a lot more.

Step-by-Step Guide to Traditional Résumés

• Tie your qualifications to the type of position you’re seeking.

• Your professional summary is your persuasive sales pitch to potential employers.

• Earlier jobs require minimal information, though they are important to demonstrate career advancement..More…

Functional Resume

•Clearly and concisely explain what you offer and what you seek.

• Focus on specific industries or lines of business but avoid listing job titles.

• If you are looking for a career in a field that you do not have specific qualifications in, highlight some transferable and marketable skills that you do have.

• If you’re not sure of the exact months, you can include years only.

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