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Need Work? Check Your Resume for These Mistakes

You rarely get a second chance to make a first impression. When that first impression comes in the form of a faulty cover letter or note, it could cost you a job.

This isn't limited to spelling errors or punctuation mistakes. We're talking about weak -- or even the entirely wrong -- wording. These are real examples from letters sent recently to HR professionals and hiring managers, along with the corrected versions.

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Resume Writing: Sample Template and Five Mistakes to Avoid

In a competitive economy with a weak job market, you can't afford to have a less-than-perfect resume.

While no job seeker should rely solely on a resume to get you in the door, this all-important document must capture an employer's attention because of your well-presented experience and talents, not because it's filled with easily avoidable mistakes. Use this checklist to follow 10 steps on sending off your resume.

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Dos and Don'ts For Your Resume: Do Read These Tips, and Don't Apply for Your Next Job Without Theme

Your resume is your introduction, your calling card, not a manuscript detailing your life's history. Ideally, it should be a single page -- concise, informative and easy to read.

Simple steps to make a great impression.

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Cover Letter Dos and Don'ts

Follow the A-B-C-Ds.

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What Is a Job Club?

Job searching and navigating workplace challenges can be made much easier with the support of a small group of trusted peers. If you're looking for work, don't go it alone. A "Good Morning America" Job Club will help you connect with other job hunters in your area to share much-needed advice and camaraderie.

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