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05/22/09
Resumes. Style and substance
Filed under: Public Relations docs, Post-docs, Technicians
Posted by: site admin @ 2:14 pm

Many of the books at bookstores list all sorts
of interesting things.  For instance, consider Gallery
of Best Resumes, by David Noble.  How many
distill things down as a chemist would do for
identifying a valuable product?

Resume reviewers often look at style and substance.
Style– chronological (can’t easily hide information),
           easy to read (bullets with clear statements
                      using
action verbs)
           key information in the “action zone” of the
                      resume (1st page, middle section)
          

Substance– most important information the
                       reviewer
needs to see
                 express strengths and
                       accomplishments
using key words
                       in the field
                  include information that will allow your
                       candidacy to get to the next level–
                       references, well-written cover letter
                       research summary


Be certain to spell things correctly.

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