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(Q.2) I'M GRADUATING AND LOOKED ONLINE FOR RESUME SAMPLES and there are a million rules. So which ones are really important and how can I write a resume that works?

(A)FOLLOW THE EXPERTS'S ADVICE. Jayne Mattson, senior vice president of Keystone Associates, tells us you should show tasks and responsibilities that explain what you've actually done-and if you have no real job experience, list volunteer work and classroom projects that fits. Also, check grammar, punctuation and spelling errors more than once; and add a summary statement about your goals to your education. In addition to preparing that resume, get ready for the interview by researching the company, and preparing answers to questions you think they may ask,   

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