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Vol. 16, Issue 44 - Week of October 30, 2017

7 key resume tips from hiring managersAbridged: USA Today

MIAMI, FL -- 1) Tell the truth: Lying about your experience on your resume can land you in a job that's simply not for you..or worse yet, lead to quite a bit of embarrassment if the hiring manager uncovers a lie. Don't end up embarrassed because you stretched the truth on your resume. 2) Take care of the details: Hiring managers pay close attention to the tiny little parts of every resume section. Misspellings or grammatical errors on a resume are red flags. Be equally careful when composing emails and following up on your resume and in your cover letter.

3) Skip the objective. The resume space you set aside for your objective can be put to better use. Instead, use this space for your professional or executive summary statement. Include a few sentences that highlight your qualifications for the job you're applying for. 4) Get (and list) relevant experience. Never leave out work experience, even if you have to list menial part-time jobs, internships, or volunteer work on your resume.

5) Don't forget your accomplishments. For each work experience entry, note what you accomplished and how you were outstanding in that particular job. Be brief, but specific. 6) Don't trumpet your strengths. Are you a strong leader or a people person? Good for you! But save descriptions of yourself for your interview. There shouldn't be anything but your work experience, accomplishments, degrees earned, and contact information on your resume.

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