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Why You Need a Great Resume

Your resume communicates your qualifications and your brand—who you are and what makes you different—to employers and recruiters. In a tough job market, you need a resume that helps you stand out in a sea of applicants.

A great resume:

  • Grabs the attention of employers and recruiters
  • Sells your strongest skills and accomplishments
  • Shows why you’re a potential match for a position or project
  • Communicates both your current capabilities and future potential
  • Helps you take the next step in your career
  • And most importantly, gets you the interview!

Before you get started, it's important to know that resume writing has changed considerably in recent years. Because of fierce competition for jobs and other factors, there's now a much stronger emphasis on marketing.

Next, learn about top resume strategies to help make sure your resume will get the results you want.



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