Creating an Effective Resume & Cover Letter. Overview. Purpose of a resume Preparing to write your resume Resume content areas Resume format Use of keywords & action verbs What to include and exclude Cover letters. What is a resume?.
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Creating an Effective Resume &Cover Letter
A resume gets you the interview so you can get the job!
Conduct Self Assessment
Current (Until May 6, 2012) Permanent
1000 Melbourne Avenue – 2587 1234 Main Street
Melbourne, FL 32901 City, IL 12345
123-456-7890 (cell) 222-222-2222
1500 Melbourne Avenue #123
Melbourne, FL 32901
123 Main Street, Melbourne, FL, 32901 321.222.1111 firstname.lastname@example.org
What do you think of these objective statements?
An entry level position that allows me to develop my full potential as an engineer.
A position that offers a challenging work environment and opportunity for growth.
Sample Summary Statement
Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL
Bachelor of Science, Marine Biology
Anticipated graduation: May 2012
activities for residents
Formula for describing your responsibilities and accomplishments:
What did you do > How did you do it > For what purpose > What was the result?
2009-2011 Held several part-time positions in hospitality industry to earn money for college expenses.
Cashier, Walmart, Palm Bay, FL 2011-2012
How does your resume measure up!
Summarize your interest in the position, show appreciation, indicate contact information for further information, and take responsibility for following up.
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