Writing Your Résumé (CV)

Highlighting Your Skills and Experience

A resume (CV)

Build a compelling resume that gets you noticed.

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Whether you're applying for a new role in your current organization or looking to change career, you need a great résumé (or CV) if you're going to get the interviews you want.

Your résumé is your chance to highlight your accomplishments, and communicate how you can use your expertise to help someone else. So you must make sure that it's clear, concise, and up-to-date.

And with some organizations receiving hundreds of thousands or millions of résumés every year, it's important that yours stands out and actually gets read.

So, what's the best way to create your résumé? A quick online search yields literally millions of results telling you how to write a good one. Which approach should you use?

In this article, we'll look at how you can create an effective and compelling résumé. We'll cover layout and content, as well as how you can use the Internet to further sell your skills and experience.

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