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The Anatomy of a Winning Resume

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Tired of your job? Ready for a career change? Looking to switch agencies? Maybe get into/out of government? Whatever it is you’re looking to do, one thing is true: You need a good looking resume.

Why does your resume need to stand out? Because competition is high: According to an inforgraphic created for TopCounselingSchools.org by internet-marketing firm NowSourcing, 25 percent of human resource managers receive 50 resumes per job posting. One in 10 of those HR managers receives 100 resumes for each listing. A top notch resume is essential to getting noticed.

The below infographic gives you some tips and pointers for making sure your resume is in good shape. A few highlights:

  • 77 percent of HR managers are looking for relevant experience, 48 percent say specific accomplishments and 41 percent say they’re looking to see whether the resume was tailored to the specific opening.
  • Some keywords HR mangers say they’re looking for: Problem solving, leadership, oral/written communication, team building, performance and productivity improvement.

Check out the rest of the infographic to learn about a few common mistakes to avoid as well.

Did they miss anything? What do you think are the essentials of a good resume? Share in the comments.

[via TopCounselingSchools.org

Mark Micheli is Special Projects Editor for Government Executive Media Group. He's the editor of Excellence in Government Online and contributes to GovExec, NextGov and Defense One. Previously, he worked on national security and emergency management issues with the US Treasury Department and the Department of Homeland Security. He's a graduate of the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs and studied at Drake University.

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