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Giving Notice: Why the Best and the Brightest Leave the Workplace and How You Can Help Them Stay by Freada Kapor Klein

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Appendix A. What's in a Resume?

Resumes are the most widely used measure of a person's qualifications in a job search, but what's really included in a resume? How accurately does a resume reflect the hard work, leadership, and innovation of a prospective employee? Resumes list accomplishments, not traits.

We asked a top recruiter from an internationally renowned recruitment agency to review the resumes that follow. Her overall assessment was that Michael had been "groomed for success." According to the expert, recruiters typically focus on the prestige of the schools a candidate has attended, as well as the prestige of any companies at which he or she was previously employed. She acknowledged that Fernando's attendance at a junior college, particularly ...

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