Tips for writing an effective resume

1. Send a cover letter and your resume. The cover letter should explain why you are a good fit for the position.
2. Use appropriate and professional email addresses. Never use addresses that are in poor taste such as hotchick@aol.com.
3. Be a qualified applicant. If you are over or under qualified for the position, beware of burning a bridge with a potential recruiter or employer.
4. Keep your resume factual not fluffy. Overstated accomplishments are a turn-off.
5. Attachments are acceptable, but with conditions. If you send an attachment, make sure it is a Microsoft Word document or send a plain text version.
6. Limit your number of resume pages. State things that you can backup with valid proofs.
7. Tailor your resume to the type of position to which you are applying. Decide what you want your resume to convey about your abilities.
8. Make sure there are no typing, spelling or grammatical errors.
9. Use font like Arial or Times. No larger than 12 point and no smaller than 10.
10. In most cases a cover letter should be attached to your resume.

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