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I recently attended a webinar delivered by Wendy Enelow and Louise Kursmark, two  career coaches with impressive credentials.   They delivered a class for other career coaches on the finer points of writing resumes.  Even after more than 16 years of experience in writing resumes, I learned a lot.  Here are some ideas I think every jobseeker should incorporate into a resume.

  1. Go light on job duties in your resume. Yes – I said it – don’t spend much time listing your duties.  The way Enelow and Kursmark stated it was: “An accountant is an accountant is an accountant.”  Give the recruiters credit for understanding the duties of a job they’re hiring for.  Your job is not to tell them what you did, but to distinguish how well you did it. Your resume should become a portfolio of your unique combination of skills and accomplishments.  Spend more time on the…

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