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Dear Lifehacker, Much of your advice around resumes is all about getting you in the door — past the auto-screeners and the six second glances. But what if I'm already in the door? I'm being referred for a job, and I'm wondering if you've got any advice for this situation. I figure they'll spend a bit longer looking at it since they're giving me an interview.

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Elon Musk is an engineer, inventor and investor who helped to build some of the world's most recognised companies including Tesla Motors, SpaceX and PayPal. Despite these achievements and many others, it's possible to fit his resume on a single page. Yes, this means you're probably waffling.

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Dear Lifehacker, I'm currently undertaking an internship within the accounting industry. Generally, these are named "vacation" programs in Australia. I'm wondering how I should describe this role on my resume? ('Vacationer', 'intern' or 'summer analyst'?) I'm considering applying for positions in other industries as well as overseas. Any thoughts?

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Not only is your resume essentially your career summed up on one page, it's also your ticket to your next awesome opportunity. So, yeah, it's kind of a big deal. With that in mind, it's a good idea to have an extra set of eyes look over it to make sure it's in tip-top shape before you use it for anything.

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Even if your field isn't really associated with any jargon, you tend to develop a certain way of explaining things when you've been working in an industry long enough. But when it comes to your resume, using esoteric language sometimes just hinders your appeal more than it helps.

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Dear Lifehacker, I've nearly finished my university degree in engineering, so keeping my LinkedIn up to date is of course crucial. But I wonder, how skilled should I be to list a skill on LinkedIn? For example, when it comes to renewable energy, I know more than the average person. But when compared to people working in the industry, I probably don't not that much! So what shouldn't I include on my profile?

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Hi Lifehacker, I've recently finished high school and am now preparing to move out of the family home and into the real world, like many my age. Only problem is, I have no idea how it works.