We asked a career expert to build the perfect resume. Here are three key rules.

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Career expert Amanda Augustine designed the perfect resume.
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  • Using a sample resume to help you spruce up your own doesn't mean it has to be bland.
  • Business Insider and career expert Amanda Augustine put together a strong sample resume as inspiration for job seekers.
  • Augustine also provided insight on what works in this particular resume so that you tailor your own resume to your needs.
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A good resume can be hard to find - so here's a solid sample resume to help you get started.

After all, your resume is your key to new and exciting job opportunities.

Business Insider and Amanda Augustine - a career expert and spokesperson at TopResume - put together the following resume for all current and future job seekers.

While resumes should be tailored to the industry you're in, the one below offers a helpful guide for entry- and mid-level professionals with three to five years of relevant work experience.

Follow these tips to make the perfect resume

Include a URL to your professional online profile.

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If you don't include URLs to your professional online profiles, hiring managers will look you up regardless.

Why not include your URL along with your contact information? This will prevent recruiters from having to guess or mistaking you for someone else.

Use consistent branding.

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"If you have a common name, consider including your middle initial on your résumé and online professional profiles to differentiate yourself from the competition," said Augustine.

For example, decide if you're Mike Johnson, Michael Johnson, or Mike E. Johnson. Then use this name consistently, be it on LinkedIn, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

Include a single phone number and email address.

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"Choose one phone number for your résumé where you control the voicemail message and who picks up the phone," Augustine said.

The same rule applies to an email address.

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