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Do you describe yourself in your own words?

Do not copy and paste examples, use your own words to describe yourself. Many people only give a general description of their experience and do not tell what kind of work they have actually done.

For example, suppose you had work experience as a cashier. A general description would be like this.

- Handle cash, credit, or check transactions with customers
- Scan goods and collect payments

This only describes the work of a cashier and does not describe what work you have done. You should explain your work experience in your own words like in the example below.

- Handle cashir tasks efficiently and provide friendly customer service
- Cooperate with colleagues to ensure that there are no errors in daily work.

This way, the recruiter can see that you are a hard worker, friendly, collaborative etc. The wording is important.

Format matters

You don't need to be a graphic designer, yet, think about readability. Important text should be large and written on top, detailed explanations should be small, and use a list if you have several explanations.

Example I

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Example II

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This is a small change though, the eye-catchy documents are more likely to impress recruiters.

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