what is a résumé?
A resume (also spelled résumé) is a brief document that summarizes your education, employment history, experiences and involvement that are relevant to your qualifications for a particular job for which you are applying. The purpose of a resume (along with your cover letter) is to get an interview.
Studies show that the average hiring manager spends approximately 20 seconds looking ar your resume. You have to makes sure that your resume gets noticed.
The four main sections of a resume are:
Honors, activities and community involvement
The resume might also include:
Coursework (if an underclassman)
Computer Skills (both hardware and software)
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