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How to prioritize your accomplishments on your resume

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Anyone that thinks their entire resume will be read by a human is thinking incorrectly. The human resources generalist that will be screening your resume has more work than they can handle in a typical day. Therefore it I necessary to position the items on your resume in an order than will produce the result we want.

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Some people feel it necessary to list on all their accomplishments when they write their resume. This is perfectly acceptable, and recommended, when the resume is online. However when a resume is reviewed by human being they will unconsciously read the first two or three bullet points or the last two or three bullet points under each employer.

Because the goal of a resume is to get a job interview you want to make sure they read bullet points specifically pertinent to the job they are offering. With that in mind, never list more than the top three accomplishments or skill sets for any given employer. The three to choose are the three that will be the most valuable in the mind of the prospective employer.

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