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Paint Your Career Green by Michele Lobl, Stan Schatt

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CHAPTER 8

Writing Your Resume and Cover Letter

Whether you print it and mail it or send it electronically, your resume is often the first real picture of you that an employer sees. To be useful, it must make a good impression immediately because most reviewers decide within 20–30 seconds whether they are interested in interviewing you. This chapter will take you through the parts of your resume and cover letter, paying particular attention to how career changers can retool these documents to get the best results.

What Does a Resume Do?

A resume tells the prospective employer what you have accomplished in the past and what you can do for his company ...

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