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What is focus in a resume and why should mine be sharp?

  • It is imperative that you catch a prospective employer’s attention within the first few seconds of reading your resume.
  • People today are busy and often don’t spend more than a minute or two scanning resumes, so you have to sell yourself quickly and concisely.
  • Be sure when you are crafting your Summary of Qualifications / Profile area to highlight those skills that apply to your job objective.
  • Remember that your objective is your "thesis statement" – proceed from there.

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