Amid huge competition, your best chance of standing out from every other job hunter is to do something no one else but you can do: tell your own professional story. You do this through your resume, and by elaborating on your resume in the course of your interviews.
Often, job hunters know their own stories so well they assume incorrectly that others do also. Or, they feel by simply conveying the nature of the jobs they have had, others will understand what they have done and what successes they have achieved. Just the opposite is true.
In my latest article which appears in U.S. News & World Report, I show how a well-executed STAR format can make your resume a must-read story.
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