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Chapter 24. The Professional Edge: Writi... > Onward and Upward: Resumés and Cover... - Pg. 280

The Professional Edge: Writing on the Job 280 Word Watch A resumé is a written presentation of your educational background, job experience, and related talents and abilities. A cover letter is the letter that accompanies a resumé when you apply for a job. A resumé is always accompanied by a cover letter. They're a team, like Ben and Jerry or spaghetti and meatballs. Effective resumés and cover letters are neat and accurate, free from any writing errors, and usually no more than one page long. As you write your resumé, emphasize the things you've done that are most relevant to the position for which you are applying and show how you are superior to other candidates. Be realistic, use the layout to emphasize key points, and relate your experience to the job you want. Here are the facts you must include: · Name, address, phone number, and e-mail address (if you have one) · Education · Relevant experience