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Your résumé functions as an advertisement of yourself.  It is an effective way of marketing and packaging yourself for the job market.  It is a promotional tool that presents you at your best. The content of your résumé must arouse the curiosity of the reader.  It must make the reader want to meet you.  A good résumé will enable you reaffirm in writing, on paper, your positive qualities, skills and characteristics.  A good résumé presents supportive information that justifies your job objective.  By stating your work-related accomplishments, responsibilities and qualifications, you document your capabilities.

A well produced resume introduces the candidate to the prospective employer. It grabs attention, it sparks interest, and promotes the positive attributes of the candidate. Your resume is a marketing tool that effectively serves as your personal advertisement in the job market. 

 

"A résumé is the best way and largely the only way to disseminate important information about yourself.  It is a personal advertisement.  A portrait of you in writing.  Just as a picture is worth a thousand words, so a résumé speaks eloquently in your behalf."

-BURDETTE BOSTWICK

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Effective résumé writing utilizes good marketing strategy. Taking a strategic approach to writing your resume will ensure there is a good reason and sound logic behind every choice you make in developing this important document. Your résumé is a thirty-second commercial about you.  You are the product.  Your résumé is the advertisement. Your résumé is a sales brochure.  You are the product it is trying to sell. Your résumé is one of your key sales tools.  It emphasizes the advantages and benefits of using your services.  Your résumé presents, promotes and publicizes you...  by grabbing attention...   by sparking interest.

  

"A résumé is what nearly everyone you approach in your job search is going to ask you to send them before they take any action on your behalf. You can think of it as the driver's license of job hunting: You can't go anywhere without it. What it is, in short, is a one or two page summary of your work history, educational background, and work-related personal qualifications. Its fundamental purpose is to give prospective employers a convenient and reasonably efficient way to determine, at a glance, if you warrant a closer look."

-MAX MESSMER


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