Before you write your resume, you need to understand your specific features and how they will benefit a potential employer. Not from your perspective, but the perspective of the employer. Your product is you!
Knowing your product is great advice for a sales rep. Yet it is critical for a job seeker. A sales rep can say "I don't know the answer to that, but I'll find out and get back to you." You cannot. Your resume is the starting point to knowing and selling your product (you), and yes, it is required. But no, the resume is not magic and no, the resume wiull not get you the job. Yet without a good resume, it could keep you from getting the job (or from getting the interview).
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