Expert Answers on How to Start (and Brand!) Your Resume

What's your hook on your resume?

Check out The National Resume Writers Association's expert answers on how to utilize the top third of your resume to share your career story and grab the attention of your reader to land the interview.

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What belongs at the start of your document?

Contact Information: Name, cell, email and LinkedIn URL.

Headline: The job title you are applying to.

► Branding Statement: 1-3 sentences sharing your specific value and achievements toward company pain points.

Core competencies: Keywords straight from the job ad that describe your skills and expertise.

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