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The Art of Resume Writing. What is the purpose of a resume?. Purpose of a resume…. Provides an introduction of a candidate Provides insight into your skills Offers a snap-shop of your educational and job experience. The various components of a resume are…….

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The Art of Resume Writing

What is the purpose of a resume?

Purpose of a resume….

  • Provides an introduction of a candidate

  • Provides insight into your skills

  • Offers a snap-shop of your educational and job experience

The various components of a resume are……

*Introduction*Objective optional*Experience*Educational*Skills

The IntroductionSean Carter1212 Millionaire LaneHampton, New York 12387845-231-7424*you select the e-mail address*


The Objective

If you have a cover letter, you generally do not need an objective. If you decide you want one anyway, it should be a concise and meaningful statement describing your career goals. Be as specific as possible without being too restrictive


  • List experiences as follows: Job title, employer, location (city, state) and the dates.

  • The order of the job title and the employer depends on how you want to present yourself. De-emphasize dates, months may or may not be relevant.

  • You may choose to put either the job title or employer name first. You should decide which is more important - where you worked or what you did.

Experience cont.

  • May include full-time, part-time, related volunteer work or relevant campus activities, and internships. Remember, not all paid positions reflect your skills.

  • Use actions words and adjectives to describe the skills you have developed and applied. Cite your specific responsibilities and accomplishments for each position.

  • Be thorough in your descriptions without exaggerating.


*List the schools that you’ve attend beginning with the month and year you graduated


May 2000 High school Diploma, Turner Job Corps

December 2002, Associate of Arts, Darton College

SKILLS: Computer: Even if it is only word processing skills, list familiarity with computer systems, applications and programs. If you don't have it, they assume you don't know it. Language: State degree of proficiency in reading, writing and speaking.HONORS & AWARDS: List academic, leadership and athletic honors. If you only have academic awards you can list them under your GPA in the Education section.

REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST:*If you opt to, or the employer requests references at the same time you submit your resume, be sure the reference has agreed to your request to be used as a reference.

The Final Product

Sean Carter1212 Millionaire Lane

Hampton, NY 12387


OBJECTIVE: To manage an international media consortium.

EDUCATION December 2002, Masters of Business Administration,

Rutgers University

May 1997, Bachelor of Arts, Howard University


CEO: Def Jam Recordings, May 2001-present

-Manage 25 member VP staff

-Oversee a budget of 7.8 million dollar budget

Director of Marketing: Uptown Records,

June, 1997-May 2001     

-Handled Public Relations for new artists

-Organized tour productions

-Managed 3.5 million dollar budget

-Talent scout for new artists

SKILLS: -Language: Fluent in Spanish and French

-Computer: Windows, Microsoft Word, Corel Word Perfect. Proficient in internet research, familiar with Java programming.


After the completion of the resume ask yourself these questions…………

  • Are you proud of your resume?

  • Is it visually appealing?

  • Does it present your skills in the best possible light?

  • Is it loaded with accomplishments?

  • Would you interview the person described? 

  • Does it contain the industry keywords necessary to get past the scanning process?

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