Spotlight Your Best Selling Points Up Front on Your Resume

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“The Resume Ingredients Rule,” set forth by Donald Asher, author of numerous resume books (see our Q&A with him), notes that information on a resume should be listed in order of importance to the reader. Therefore, in listing your jobs, what’s generally most important is your title/position. So list in this preferred order: Title/position, name of employer, city/state of employer, dates of employment. Also consider whether your education or your experience is your best selling point and which should therefore be listed first. Generally, brand-new graduates list education first, while job-seekers with a few years of experience list experience first.

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