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New Resume Tricks

Q. I've been using the same resume for online and mailing answers to ads, although I am careful to tailor it each time for each individual company. Is there something special I should be doing to catch the employers' eyes? Are there secrets in the industry I don't know as an engineer?

Ans. Don't write your resume as an engineer, and don't even write it as an autobiographer, listing everything you've done. Instead try and write it like an advertising copywriter: short, catchy and to the point. Try and get everything really important into the top third of a one page introductory resume says Susan Britton Whitcomb, author of Resume Magic. She also advises you show with numbers what you've done to improve the bottom lines where you've worked before-and how you can do that for the new company.

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