Dear Matt: I always wonder what makes my résumé stand out to one company or recruiter and not another? I recently submitted my résumé to six companies and only heard back from one. Why do you think I stood out to the one company, but not the others?
Mark Parsons is a Master Plumber with Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Minneapolis.
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