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Resume Tutorial

Essential Features

Each resume contains required elements. Most of your time should be spent completing these parts. Browse the sections below to learn more.
 
A career objective can focus you and help you write a tight resume. Each statement in your resume should reflect your objective.
 
Write a summary statement to show why you are the ideal candidate for your desired job. The summary statement is a place to highlight your past accomplishments. Emphasize the professional characteristics that make you stand out.
 
Your contact information tells the employer who you are and how to contact you for additional information. This is essential in setting up an interview, via phone, email or in person.
 
Your education background shows your academic achievements and fields of study.
 
Include information on any licenses you may hold that fulfill state legal requirements.
 
List your certifications to indicate your specialized expertise in a particular field.
 
Your work experience tells the employer where you have worked and what you have done.
 
Your skills list shows what abilities you have related to your desired job.
 
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