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Do your research

Research will help you target your resume more precisely.

An important first step in creating your resume is gathering information. Some facts will be easy to find, like companies you've worked for or training you've taken. This is a great way to start, especially if you tend to procrastinate! But for a really sharp resume, you need to dig deeper.

To best match your goals and qualifications to employers' needs, invest in researching these three areas: