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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To The Perfect Resume by Susan Ireland

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The Job Title

Before you sit down to write your resume, you need to figure out what job you’re going for. Why? Because that job title (your job objective) is one of the most important keywords on your resume.
 
Think of your resume as a marketing piece that you’ll post on the Internet. Like any good online marketing piece, it should be filled with all the terms a recruiter’s search engine uses to find someone like you. You may ask, “Can’t I make a generic resume, and then decide what job I want?” I highly recommend you not use a generic resume. Instead, take the following steps:
1. Research job possibilities in the industry and occupation you’ve chosen.
2. Find job postings for specific jobs in that line of work that you can and want to do. ...

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