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Resumes are marketing documents -- they need to portray you in the best possible lightResumes are marketing documents — they need to portray you in the best possible light (iStockphoto)

Can you deliver a clear, articulate, and thorough overview of your skills and value to a prospective employer without rambling on for minutes about the details of your work history? Not many people can. Indeed, over my last five years as a hiring manager, I’ve encountered many candidates who can’t succinctly respond to a simple “tell me about yourself.”

I had this problem myself a long time ago, and looked to the interviewer for help to understand how much detail he or she was looking for. If you’re in the same boat, you’re doing it wrong. And you’re missing out on an opportunity to impress the interviewer.

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