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Writing a great resume does not necessarily mean you should follow the rules you hear through the grapevine. It does not have to be one page or follow a specific resume format. http://www.takemyclass4me.com/online-help-with-business-class

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writing an effective resume
Writing An Effective Resume
  • What information should be in a resume?
  • Characteristics of a successful resume.
  • Functional or Chronological.
  • Scannable resume.
what information should be in a resume

Identify Yourself

Education

Continuing Education

Work or Professional Experience

Volunteer Experience

Activities

Computer Skills

Professional Associations

Optional Sections

  • Objective
  • Special Skills and Abilities
  • Reference Statement

What Information Should Be In A Resume?

characteristics of a successful resume
Characteristics Of A Successful Resume
  • Focuses on skills. Uses action words to define the

responsibilities of your job-related experience.

  • Easy to read and understand.
  • Visually powerful and free of gimmicks.
  • One page, or at most 2 pages long.
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Must always be 100% truthful.

  • Contains no inappropriate personal information.
  • Produced on a computer.
  • Data presented in chronological order (unless functional).
resume faux pax
Resume Faux Pax
  • Typos and Grammar Slips
    • “Great attention to detail.”
    • “Proven ability to track down and correct erors.”
    • “Am a perfectionist and rarely if ever forget etails.”
    • Accomplishments: Completed 11 years of high school.”
    • Don’t use “I” or “me”
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