The first thing on your resume should be your name. Make sure you provide your contact information, including a phone number where you can easily be reached as well as an e-mail address. Use a professional e-mail address; if you have an e-mail address that may be seen as inappropriate or offensive, create a separate e-mail address for professional use. An example of an acceptable e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tailor your cover letter to each position you apply for. Explain how your experience/knowledge/training qualify you for the job.
You do not need to list your entire employment history, only recent and relevant employment. For example, you don't need to list every job you've had for the past 15 years or your first job delivering newspapers if you have more relevant work experience.
Read your resume over several times to make sure there aren't any spelling or grammar mistakes. An error-free resume shows potential employers that you pay attention to details.
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