PREPARE/UPDATE YOUR RESUME
Target the employer - Everything in your resume should be directed toward one goal: Getting a specific job at a particular company. No two resumes should be alike. Each one of your resumes should be uniquely targeted to an audience of ONE.
- Define yourself in terms of skills and accomplishments - Your resume has to show the employer what you can do and what you have achieved in the past.
- Use action verbs to boost your resume's appeal
- Size up the company and consider delivering your resume in person. If you've e-mailed resumes and made phone calls to no avail, try dropping off a resume yourself. Drive to that company. Get your foot in the door. This works best in small to medium companies or family-owned businesses.
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