As posted on Dice.com
BY LESLIE STEVENS-HUFFMAN | JUL 16, 2012
How can you spice up your resume if your job is more about production, and less about strategy? Or, as one skeptic put it, when you’re someone who’s got a “real job, not a fancy one?”
“Even someone who works in the most mundane job on the planet can still explain how they excelled and why they’re better than the next guy,” says Don Goodman, president of IT-Resumes, a national resume writing service. “You have to prove that you’re a top performer or employers won’t even give you the time of day.”
Here’s how to do it:
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