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Resumes Portfolio Intercultural experience Term positions Network Interim jobs Freelance Expand experience Languages Transferable skills Career Building Types of Resumes Chronological: focuses on employment history or education, whichever is most recent

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career building
Portfolio

Intercultural experience

Term positions

Network

Interim jobs

Freelance

Expand experience

Languages

Transferable skills

Career Building
types of resumes
Types of Resumes
  • Chronological: focuses on employment history or education, whichever is most recent
  • Functional: Organized around skills
  • Targeted: Focus on particular employer
  • Combined: Combines chronological and functional as both skills and work are emphasized
resume headings
Name & contact

Objective/Profile

Skills/Qualifications

Experience

Education

Honors/Awards

Hobbies/Interests

References

Resume Headings
common resume mistakes
Too long

Too short

Wordy

Too slick

Amateurish

Poorly reproduced

Mistakes

Boastful

Dishonest

Gimmicky

Common Resume Mistakes
where do i start
Where do I start?
  • Begin by identifying keywords from the posting
  • Create a personal profile
  • Create an objective
  • These are overriding, guiding concepts
what s next
What’s next?
  • Choose a format
  • Choose appropriate headings
  • In reverse chronological order, organize items in your headings
  • Check for parallel structure
how do i write it
How do I write it?
  • Stick with what you have done
  • Stick with action verbs
  • Stick with adjectives of level of ability
  • Refer to keywords frequently
what about paper and appearances
What about paper and appearances?
  • Clean white, classic paper for Government
  • Easy to read, traditional fonts
  • Balanced use of white space
  • Use headings to guide your reader
what s an e resume
What’s an E-resume?
  • Technology friendly documents
  • Web based resumes
  • Scanned resumes
  • Computer processing
traditional submissions
Traditional submissions
  • Page rules
  • Paper rules
  • Don’t fold
  • Label, don’t write
  • Headers
  • Mail or Hand delivered
follow up
Follow Up
  • Call for a tour
  • Interview
  • Establish a relationship
  • Thank you
  • Inquiries