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

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Functional Help

One of the key advantages to using a functional resume is that you define yourself by your skills, rather than by your former job titles. That’s why it’s an especially good format for career changers and those with tricky employment histories.
 
The way to put the spotlight on your skills in the functional resume is to create skill headings, which appear in the body of the resume. The purpose of using the skill headings is to help the potential employer quickly identify you as someone with the talents needed to do the job. (Don’t forget you have to make a good impression during an initial eight-second scan!) If you keep your skill headings brief and put them in bold or large print, the employer will quickly define you by your ...

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