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A resume is your introduction to a potential employer.  This important document is an advertisement telling a potential employer what value you can bring to a specific position or organization.  To be effective in capturing the reader’s attention, a resume must:

  • Be tailored to match your qualifications to the position for which you are applying
  • Be concise and well written with absolutely NO ERRORS
  • Be easily skimmed in 10 - 20 seconds

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Cover and Job Search Letters

Although there are many types of cover letters, the most frequently used letter is the letter of application. More than simply introducing a resume, a cover letter has become an important marketing document that focuses on your qualifications – specific skills, experiences, credentials – for consideration of employment.  This letter should entice the reader to review your resume; therefore, it must demonstrate and summarize what value you will bring to a position or organization.  It complements – not repeats – your resume.

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Last Updated: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 3:46:42 PM