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The Resume. Resume. • Resumes give basic information quickly; their purpose is to get you an interview. • Employers take 10-20 seconds to screen resume and sort into piles of “yes,” “no,” “maybe.” • Be clear, concise and specific about your experience and skills. Two types of resumes.

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Resume
Resume

• Resumes give basic information quickly; their purpose is to get you an interview.

• Employers take 10-20 seconds to screen resume and sort into piles of “yes,” “no,” “maybe.”

• Be clear, concise and specific about your experience and skills.


Two types of resumes
Two types of resumes

  • Chronological: Lists everything in chronological order.

  • Targeted: Lists items so that it specifically highlights the experience you have that is relevant to the job for which you are applying.


The goal of a chronological resume is to show that you have a long continuing chronology of work. Only applicable if you have been working in the same field as the new job for which you are applying.


As opposed to that, the goal of a targeted resume is to show that you have the skills and qualifications that are being sought for a position. Especially applicable when you don’t have much actual work experience in the field.


Chronological Resume show that you have the skills and qualifications that are being sought for a position. Especially applicable when you don’t have much actual work experience in the field.

Targeted Resume

The goal of a targeted resume is to show that you have the skills and qualifications that are being sought for a position.

Especially applicable when you don’t have much actual work experience in the field.

The goal of a chronological resume is to show that you have a long continuing chronology of work.

Only applicable if you have been working in the same field as the new job for which you are applying.


Building a Targeted Resume show that you have the skills and qualifications that are being sought for a position. Especially applicable when you don’t have much actual work experience in the field.


How to create a targeted resume
How to create a targeted resume show that you have the skills and qualifications that are being sought for a position. Especially applicable when you don’t have much actual work experience in the field.

Look at the internship requirements; make sure you are eligible to apply.

Underline the job requirements of the internship that relates to you.

Circles the skills and/or job duties the internship site is seeking.


If you re not targeting a specific internship
If you’re not targeting a specific internship … show that you have the skills and qualifications that are being sought for a position. Especially applicable when you don’t have much actual work experience in the field.

Consider the skills and experience required of an intern taking part in your “dream internship”

Think about the similar skills and experience you’ve had (could be at work, in the classroom, in a volunteer capacity, on a sports team, or in any other area)

Compile a list of the skills and experience you have that matches


Now begin building your resume from the top down
Now begin building your resume from the top down show that you have the skills and qualifications that are being sought for a position. Especially applicable when you don’t have much actual work experience in the field.

Use the golden triangle. The information at the top of the page gets read the most. Thus, the information most aligned with the needs of the internship should come first. This applies to the overall resume and information within each experience. The first bullet is more likely to be read than the rest of the information.


Subheads to consider
Subheads to consider show that you have the skills and qualifications that are being sought for a position. Especially applicable when you don’t have much actual work experience in the field.

  • Academic Courses

  • Academic Highlights

  • Areas of Interest

  • Related Skills

  • Computer Skills

  • Certifications

  • Personal Attributes

  • Related Experience

  • Other Experience

  • Qualifications

  • Accomplishments

  • Professional Affiliations

  • Areas of Knowledge

  • Areas of Strength

  • Capabilities

  • Honors and Awards

  • Languages


When compiling skills include all
When compiling skills, include all show that you have the skills and qualifications that are being sought for a position. Especially applicable when you don’t have much actual work experience in the field.

  • Google +

  • Twitter

  • Tumblr

  • Facebook

  • Pinterest

  • Instagram

  • Ning

  • Analytics

  • List all Office programs

  • FinalCut and all other video-editing programs

  • Photo-editing programs

  • Design programs

  • Important apps

  • Wordpress

  • And so on ….


Work experience
Work Experience show that you have the skills and qualifications that are being sought for a position. Especially applicable when you don’t have much actual work experience in the field.

  • When writing the Experience section of your resume, organize your jobs to maximize the related work you have done.

  • Use a section called Relevant Experience to present those jobs related to your target in an organized and unified way, especially if they don’t naturally fall in chronological order.

  • If you participated in volunteer jobs or student leadership activities that relate to your career goals, you can describe your accomplishments in more detail with bullets rather than just listing them.

  • You can create another heading called Other Experience to include those jobs that don’t relate as well to your target but that you still want to keep on your resume.


Bulleting information
Bulleting Information show that you have the skills and qualifications that are being sought for a position. Especially applicable when you don’t have much actual work experience in the field.

  • Arrange your bullets to emphasize the most relevant job duties and responsibilities.

  • For example, if you want a job as a writer, describe the writing-related activities you did first, even if these were not your primary responsibility on that job.

  • You may have spent less than 10 percent of your time writing, but list these responsibilities first because that is what potential employers will be interested in. Put peripheral experiences last, if at all.


Use action words
Use Action Words show that you have the skills and qualifications that are being sought for a position. Especially applicable when you don’t have much actual work experience in the field.


Resume format
Resume Format show that you have the skills and qualifications that are being sought for a position. Especially applicable when you don’t have much actual work experience in the field.

• Stick to one page

• Be consistent with terms, spelling and grammar

• Use Associated Press style

• Bold only most important items, such as

subheads, job title, etc.

• Use black ink, quality paper

• Do not bold too many items

• Do not use fancy fonts, too many fonts

• Avoid underlined or italicized text


Resume format1
Resume Format show that you have the skills and qualifications that are being sought for a position. Especially applicable when you don’t have much actual work experience in the field.

  • Format should be pleasing and balanced

  • Should not be too crowded

  • All formatting should be logical and consistent

  • Your name should be in larger font

  • Keep font of resume body in 10 or 12

  • Use professional-looking fonts

  • Think bold lines extending the width of the page help to separate (but don’t overdo)


Paula S. Horvath show that you have the skills and qualifications that are being sought for a position. Especially applicable when you don’t have much actual work experience in the field.

@doc_paula http://paulahn.com

[email protected] Phorvath.LinkedIn.com

Think about what you want to put at top;

It will probably be different for online/print versions


Paula S. show that you have the skills and qualifications that are being sought for a position. Especially applicable when you don’t have much actual work experience in the field.Horvath 8245 Melrose Road

Melrose, FL 32666

[email protected] @doc_paula

http://paulahn.com

horvath.LinkedIn.com

On your print version (and also on your business cards, you might want to put a QR code that will link to your ePortfolio. You can easily make one by finding an online QR


Information for a resume
Information for a Resume show that you have the skills and qualifications that are being sought for a position. Especially applicable when you don’t have much actual work experience in the field.

  • Ozzie Osprey,123 University Drive, #123, Jacksonville, Florida 32224, Phone: (904) 123-1234, Email: [email protected]

  • Work: D.L. Horton Builders, Jacksonville, Florida, Office Assistant, answered phones, filed, helped PR deal with media and promotions, put together reports

    The Spinnaker (University of North Florida), Jacksonville, Florida, writer, wrote stories and edited, conducted other business-related tasks

  • Other: Intern for Buzz Magazine, Played and managed several local bands

  • Skills: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Indesign; MS Publisher,

    FrontPage, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook, Explorer; Silent Partner

  • Bachelor of Science in Communication- Journalism, Expected December 2013,

    Current GPA 3.3

  • Want to apply for an internship at American Idol


Ozzie show that you have the skills and qualifications that are being sought for a position. Especially applicable when you don’t have much actual work experience in the field.Osprey

123 University Drive, #123

Jacksonville, FL 32224

Phone: (904) 123-1234

Email: [email protected]

[email protected]__________________

Objective American Idol Summer 2013 Communication Internship

EducationUniversity of North Florida, Jacksonville, Fla.

Bachelor of Science in Communication- JournalismExpected December 2013

Current GPA 3.3/4.0

Associate of ArtsAugust 2008

GPA 3.1/4.0

Skills Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Indesign; MS Publisher, FrontPage, PowerPoint,

Word, Excel, Outlook, Explorer; Silent Partner


Related The Spinnaker show that you have the skills and qualifications that are being sought for a position. Especially applicable when you don’t have much actual work experience in the field.(University of North Florida), Jacksonville Fla.

Experience WriterSeptember 20012 – Present

· Edit musical and cultural sections of weekly student newspaper

· Write film reviews and feature articles

· Assist with various promotional and public relations tasks

Various Bands, Jacksonville, Fla.Promoter and PerformerMay 2009 – Present

· Organize, promote, and assure success of entertainment events

· Negotiate recording contracts for local bands

· Excellent sales utilizing creative promotional strategies

University of North Florida, Jacksonville Fla.

Media Planning ClassAugust – December 2012

· Learned to critically and strategically plan and create advertising media · Practiced how to plan and buy of media

· Studied audience measurement, media research and marketing

Buzz Entertainment Magazine, Jacksonville, Fla.

InternMay - August 2012

· Researched media costs for assigned client projects

· Wrote musical and film review articles for the publication

· Interviewed up and coming performers for the “Who’s Who in the City”


Other show that you have the skills and qualifications that are being sought for a position. Especially applicable when you don’t have much actual work experience in the field.D.L. Horton Builders, Jacksonville, Fla.

ExperienceOffice Assistant May 2010 to January 2012· Worked in Marketing Department; provided input on ad

planning and media selection

· Assisted sales agents with collateral preparation and public

relations promotions

· Performed a variety of tasks including filing and data entry for

production reports


Resume tips
Resume Tips show that you have the skills and qualifications that are being sought for a position. Especially applicable when you don’t have much actual work experience in the field.

  • Use postal service abbreviations only in your address (FL) and use AP state abbreviations elsewhere (Fla.)

  • You should have your anticipated graduation date

  • Education should come as the first subhead

  • Bullets are better than chunks of text

  • Do not underline, or use “blued” emails or web addresses

  • Make sure you include city and state for items

  • In lists of things like education/experience, place more recent first

  • Do not include high school graduation/events/jobs

  • Do not include bulleted descriptions of jobs that aren’t relevant

  • Communication and NOT communications

  • At top of resume should put cell phone, address (optional – not on online resume), email address, Twitter handle, LinkedIn page, and ePortfolio URL

  • Could even put a QR code for your ePortfolio


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