Putting the Resume Together

Your resume is an advertisement for yourself. A resume that is well conceived but poorly executed can hurt you just as much as a resume that shows you are not qualified. The resume should be easily scanned the first time it is read. Essential information should stand out so the reader is encouraged to read and study the resume. Although there is no one right format to follow, here are some suggestions to keep in mind:

Passive

  1. was taught computer programming
  2. was given a raise
  3. worked with mailing

Active

  1. mastered computer programming
  2. earned a raise
  3. initiated an improved mailing system

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