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BuildingResumeYour resume is a window into yourself and your abilities. But it’s also a selling piece—it has to tell a potential employer exactly why you are the right person for the specific job they’re looking to fill. While your resume can take on a variety of different formats, it needs to be easy to read for someone who may only spend 20 seconds reading it. Follow these tips to get the most out of your resume.

Be vague about employment gaps. If you’ve spent some time looking for a job after your termination, you’ll probably have to cover up the time on your resume. But it’s not necessary to include exact dates of jobs, or even months. It’s okay to say you worked at a company from 2004-2007 without being specific about end dates.

Don’t mention your termination. Some companies may also require you to fill out an application and describe the reasons for leaving each job. If so, be brief and vague (such as “I left for personal reasons”) and then further explain the situation in your interview

Target your resume to the job. If a company is looking for a project manager to supervise a team, make it explicit that you’ve had experience in managing projects and overseeing others. Use the top part of the resume or even your cover letter to summarize exactly why you’re qualified for this job.  



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