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*Explains how, in your previous jobs, you increased sales and profits, improved productivity, saved time and costs, and established good customer relationships.
*Provides evidence of competencies most valued by employers, for example: your communication and interpersonal skills, flexibility, initiative, organisational ability, and teamwork.
*Includes any pertinent awards or honours you may have received.
*Provides your educational history and details of training related to position you are seeking.
*Employment history is logical and consistent; and gaps of more than one year between your jobs are clearly explained.
*The layout is neat and uncluttered, with an easy-to-read sequence of sections and no large blocks of text.
*Contains no errors in spelling or grammar; and all unnecessary words have been eliminated.
*Hobbies and interests have been included only if they serve to reveal characteristics, skills or accomplishments that support your career objective.
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Gerard McLoughlin, Director of Assignments Plus Communications, has contributed career-related articles to a wide range of recruitment companies, websites and publications throughout the world: USA Today, JobBankUSA.com, US-Recruiters.com; Jobs1.co.uk, Nurse-Recruiter.com, Recruitireland.com, AutomationTechies.com, EcruitingInc.com, etc.