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The Quick Resume & Cover Letter Book, 5th Edition by Michael Farr

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CHAPTER 8

Highlight Your Strengths and OvercomeProblems on Your Resume

In a perfect world, we would be considered solely on the basis of our ability to do the job. But the reality is that employers are subjective, and their personal feelings about someone enter into the hiring decision.

This chapter presents common resume concerns voiced by job seekers over the years and gives you a positive way to present problems to employers. Employers are people, too, and most are more understanding than you might think.

Never Highlight a Negative

A well-written resume often covers up a job seeker’s weaknesses or flaws. That is precisely the point. All of ...

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