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October 12, 2005

Numbers-- Payrolls fell by 35,000 in September, pushing the unemployment rate to 5.1 percent from 4.9 percent in August, the Labor Department said.

Tip of the week: How to write a strong resume

Research shows you'll get less than 25 seconds to sell yourself with your resume, so how do you do it? Learn about the company and what it wants in a candidate. Write an objective that's customized to the job. Summarize your specific qualifications, highlighting what you have to offer. Provide relevant business achievements and the effects of your efforts. List your current and past positions, education and certifications. Make sure your resume is error-free.

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