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One of the most helpful instruments in seeking a job to your satisfaction can be your own personal resume. A well-written resume is an individual, unique summary of personal, educational, and experiential qualifications for employment. Your resume must be able to compete with possibly hundreds of other resumes the employer will receive. Your goal should be to make your resume better than average. Before preparing your resume, take some time to evaluate your skills and think about those skills you will want to highlight.
After you get all your information down on paper, go through and decide which experiences are directly related to your objective, which are definitely not related, and which are questionable. The questionable information can be used only if there is room, otherwise stick with the directly related experiences.
The Center can provide advice as well as many detailed guidebooks on resume creation. Following are some basic points to consider as you are creating your resume:
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