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Expert Tips for a Stimulus Plan Resume

Expert Tips for a Stimulus Plan Resume

You and your resume must stand out from the crowd to succeed

Kathryn Troutman and Contributors: Joyce Lain Kennedy, Wendy Enelow, Jay Block, Joanne Kowlowitz and Elizabeth Juge

From Joyce Lain Kennedy, Syndicated Careers Columnist, Author of Resumes for Dummies

Forget about generic pitches. Use your stimulus resume to project a “stimwinder” quality by speaking the employer’s language. How? Read job ads/postings carefully — line by line — and illustrate for each hiring criterion how you get it, and how you fill the order.

Start with stimulated industries. Security, energy, green technology, health, education, pharmaceuticals, transportation, and mortgage modification are examples of aiming where the money ducks are flying. This means researching where you can fit in before writing your resumes.

Joyce Lain Kennedy, Author of Resumes, Cover Letter and Interviews for Dummies, Tribune Syndicated Careers Columnist. Expert career strategist.

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