9 Tips to Make Your Resume Stand Out

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Tweak your resume so it’s easily uploadable, downloadable, and scannable. That means no bullets, boxes, boldface, unusual fonts, or indenting. Make it rich in keywords that will speak to employers in your field, terms that will stick out not only for a computerized search, but also for the in-person resume reader. Karen Burns is the author of the illustrated career advice book The Amazing Adventures of Working Girl: Real-Life Career Advice You Can Actually Use, recently released by Running Press. She blogs at www.karenburnsworkinggirl.com.

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