Resume Writing 101. What is the initial amount of time an employer takes to review an applicant’s resume? Answer: 30-45 seconds. First Impressions Count. A One Page Resume Is Preferred By Most Employers An employer will evaluate you as a person when scanning your resume, i.e.:
Resume Writing 101
What is the initial amount of time an employer takes to review an applicant’s resume?
Answer: 30-45 seconds
A One Page Resume Is Preferred By Most Employers
An employer will evaluate you as a person when scanning your resume, i.e.:
a) neat resume = neat person
b) well-organized resume = well-organized person
c) error free resume = careful person
d) professional appearance = careful & competent
Resume = Marketing Tool
Use Resume To Obtain an Interview, Not A Job
Use Short Concise Statements
Use Numbers and Percentages
Keep It Easy to Read
Use Action Verbs
At the top of the page, list your name and the address and telephone numbers of both present and permanent residences,
Note: Use Professional Email Address
The purpose of the career objective is to communicate clearly the type of position in which you are interested.
Degrees should be listed in reverse chronological order with the most recent listed first.
Degree Granted or Seeking
Date of Graduation or Anticipated
College or University, city and state (if the state is not part of the institution's title)
Major and Minor, if applicable
Honors, awards and scholarships are important items
Rank ordered by importance to the career objective.
Use the term "experience" instead of "work history" or "employment," so that you can include full and part-time jobs, self-employment, volunteer work; and practicum, field, and cooperative education experiences.
Note: Describe your functional skills in short, snappy phrases starting with descriptive action verbs.
Rank order professional associations, leadership positions and other activities by importance to the career objective.
Emphasize your leadership roles.
Spell out the name of the organization: do not use abbreviations or acronyms.
Student Professional Organizations
Include any specialized skills, training, certification or licenses such as foreign language ability, ability to sign for the deaf, CPR, etc.
Objective To obtain an entry-level Human Resources position
Education University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Human Resources
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2007
Honors and Awards
Golden Key Honor Society, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, Deans List 6 Semesters
Blue Cross Blue Shield of TennesseeJune 2005 – August 2005
Human Resources Intern
Abercrombie FitchMay 2003 – present
UTC College of Health and Human ServicesAugust 2002-May 2003
Professional Affiliations and Activities
Society for Human Resource Management, Volunteer at the Chattanooga Soup Kitchen, Student Government Association-Treasurer
Familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Publisher
Fluent in Spanish and familiar with French languages
♦Proofread your resume
♦Make sure it is “employer-centered”
♦Double-check your contact information
♦ A CV is used in
academic & research-oriented job searches.
♦ A CV is of flexible length
♦ A CV is a record of your academic
accomplishments & credentials.
♦ A resume is used in business, non-profit, government & other types of job searches.
♦ A resume should be 1 page, 2 pages max.
♦ A resume is not all embracing;
it should be targeted to a particular job in a particular field.
A resume does not get you a job…
A resume does get you an interview.
And, putting time & consideration into your resume is one of the best ways to prepare for your interviews!
Cover Letter Writing
4912 Vasant Vihar
Dehradoon, Uttranchal 21207
February 28, 2009
Dr. ABC Sharma, President
1000 Hilltop Circle
Bangalore, Karnataka 21250
Dear Dr. Sharma: