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The Information and Knowledge Professional's Career Handbook by Jill Hurst-Wahl, Ulla de Stricker

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Creating your story: crafting a compelling resume

Every professional should possess – and keep up to date – a resume ready to be customized for any given job posting or organization. That’s right… we tailor our resumes precisely to the role we are applying for or to a role we may be ‘pitching’ to a potential employer who has not yet realized he or she needs someone with our qualifications.

The resume may be the most important document you ever create. It needs a great deal of attention and effort on your part because it is a difficult task to distill professional and personal qualities and capabilities into a succinct capsule.

Fortunately, there are many resources to guide us. However, be warned: the advice you will find is likely to be conflicting ...

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