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Reporting Results by William F. Hosford, David C. van Aken

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7 Resumé Writing

The purpose of a resumé is to obtain a job. Only a small fraction of resumés result in job interviews. The reader of resumés spends an average of 30 seconds on each one. To be successful, a resumé should be short, with the important information listed first. It should be well organized and neat. Often a resumé is tailored to a specific job, which would require rewriting the resumé for each new position.

Organization

The first step is to gather the pertinent information and organize it. Then this information should be divided into headings such as Personal Information, Work Experience, Education, Skills, Honors, and Activities.

Personal Information

The person's name, without titles, should appear at the top of the page in a larger ...

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