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Your resume is a relatively straightforward document highlighting your accomplishments. But what if you are making a career change, or there are gaps in your job history? What if you are applying for jobs in a conservative field such as engineering or law? In such cases, might one resume format be better than another? Which resume format best accentuates your accomplishments, fits your objective and gives you the greatest shot at getting your foot in the door? Although there
Employers want to know what you can do for them, and how you are different from other applicants. Asking yourself the right questions is critical in determining what you can offer potential employers and how you can differentiate yourself from the masses. Sometimes you need to get a little creative. See below for questions to help drive your thinking in order to better market yourself and maximize your individual positioning. Have you acquired skills in other disciplines th