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Office of Student Affairs Placement Centre. Resume. Popular positions interested by HKBU students 2004. Placement Centre Office of Student Affairs Source: HKBU Graduate Employment Survey 2004 . Distribution of Employed Graduates by Job Nature in 2004. General required skills.

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Office of Student Affairs

Placement Centre

Resume

popular positions interested by hkbu students 2004

Popular positions interested by HKBU students 2004

Placement Centre

Office of Student Affairs

Source: HKBU Graduate Employment Survey 2004

general required skills
General required skills
  • Fluent English, Mandarin and Chinese
  • Good interpersonal & communication skills
  • Diligent, polite and pleasant characteristics
  • Excellent computer skills in MS Office and Chinese word processing
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Three Kinds of Resume To Choose From
  • Reverse Chronological Resume Format
  • You have professional experience in the field of interest.
  • You can demonstrate measurable results from their work activities (for example, sold 20 mobile phones per day )
  • You've held impressive job titles, and/or have worked for big-name employers.
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Three Kinds of Resume To Choose From
  • 2. Functional Resume Format
  • "Older workers", since it minimizes dates
  • "Career changers", since it outlines transferable work skills
  • Recent graduates who don't have a lot of professional experience in their field, but DO have relevant coursework or training.
  • "Returning employees" after an absence from the workforce since it minimizes dates.
  • You want to emphasize skills you have that haven't been used in recent work experiences.
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Three Kinds of Resume To Choose From
  • 3. Combination Resume Format
  • Each position you held involved a different job description.
  • You have held internships or volunteer positions that directly relate to field of interest.
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To Build up your Resume

A) Identifying Information

B) The Objective

C) Summary of Qualifications

D) Education Background & Academic Achievements

E) Work Experience

F) Activities/Interests

G) Language/Computer Skills

H) Reference

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To Build up your Resume

A)Identifying Information

Your full name

         Address

         Contact Nos.

         E-mail address

         Age, Sex, Marital status, I.D. No. (Not needed)

Examples

Amy Chan

Flat D, 12/F, 235 Prince Road, Kowloon

1234 5678 (Home) 9876 5432 (Mobile)

Email: [email protected]

to build up your resume
To Build up your Resume

B) The Objective

  • "Level" of the position.
  •     Skills using in that position.
  •     Position function.
  •     Field or industry

Examples

  • An entry level position as a social work assistant in non-profit making organization

Example 1--Accounting Assistant

  • Seeking a position in administrative support where acquired accounting skills, will be advanced

Example 2--Audit Trainee

  • An audit management position with the possibility of cross-functional responsibilities in customer services or project development
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To Build up your Resume
  • C) Summary of Qualifications
  • Examples
  • Hands-on experience in all phases of software development including designing and implementing customerised accounting system, expertise in analyzing data and organizational experience including supervision of exhibition helpers.
  • Successful at organizing promotional events and activities
  • Strong writing skills with newsletters & brochures
  • Extensive background in communicating with a diverse population
  • Experience in researching and analyzing media trends
  • Organized, enthusiastic and personable
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To Build up your Resume

Profile

  • Proven success in training and development
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in problem solving and crisis negotiation
  • Familiar with a variety of software packages including Windows ME, Microsoft Word, SPSS, Visual Basic

Example

Flight Attendant

  • Summary of qualifications
  • Broad knowledge of airlines safety
  • Positive attitude & patient with challenging & difficult passengers
  • Excellent support with children, elderly & handicapped passengers
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To Build up your Resume

D) Education Background & Academic Achievements

  • Be sure to include higher education degrees and certificates, academic awards or scholarships, relevant courses and professional credentials.
  • List your university degree(s), the institution(s) you attended, the dates you received your degree(s), and any academic honor(s) you were awarded.
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To Build up your Resume

Examples

Education:

BBA, Hong Kong Baptist University, May 2002

Major : Economics GPA: 3.7 / 4.0

Minor : English

  • Education:
  • Bachelor in Business Administration (Hons),
  • Emphasis in Finance, 2002
  • Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Certificate in Information Technology, 2001
  • Hong Kong Vocation Training Council
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To Build up your Resume
  • E) Work Experience
  • Employer Name (especially if it is well-known in the field)
  • Position Title
  • Highlight your experiences (Each bullet begins with an action verb)
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To Build up your Resume
  • Examples
  •  Work Experience: Marketing Assistant, G2000, Summer 1999
  • Responsibilities included creating advertisements and planning marketing strategies.
  • Customer Services Assistant, Hutchison Telecommunication, Summer 2000
  • Responsible for attending to customer’s needs and other daily operation duties including telemarketing, stock-checking.
  • Professional: Sing Tao Daily News
  • Experience: News Editor, May 2002-present
          • * Conceptualize, assign, write, and edit news stories for weekly paper
          • * Meet increasing design and content needs
          • *Increased average number of news stories covered per issue from less than 3 to 4.4
          • *Lay out all news pages using QuarkXPress 3.3
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To Build up your Resume

F) Activities/Interests

  • to demonstrate a well-rounded person with more dimensions
  • to point out skills that have been demonstrated in your non-professional life
  • to account for gaps in employment

Example

Copy Editor,Student Journal, Hong Kong Baptist University, Academic Year 2001

  • expanded and polished writing and professional skills by covering a variety of news stories, including community and in-depth pieces
  • Edited all copy for clarity, grammar and style
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To Build up your Resume
  • G) Language/Computer Skills
  • Cantonese, Mandarin and English (Spoken and writing skills)
  • Other languages
  • Basic office work: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Chinese Character Input…..
  • H) Reference
  • One from university and one from past employer
  • Full name, Title, Company/Institution, Address, Tel. No./ E-mail
  • Remember toget the referees’ approval first
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Evaluation
  • Overall Appearance
  • Is the layout/format pleasing to the eye?
  • Does the resume look as if it fits comfortably within the page
  • Is the resume on clean paper, and is the print type clear?
  • Is the resume easily readable? (bullets used, no long sentences, no obscure fonts, no abbreviations)
  • Does the resume use bold and italics and underlining appropriately to highlight key strengths?
  •  Is the information you wish to highlight located on the left side of the page and near the top of the page whenever possible?
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Evaluation
  • Specific Attributes
  •   Relevancy:

Is material sequenced in order of importance and relevance? Has extraneous material been eliminated?

  •   Specificity:

Does the resume avoid generalities and focus on specific information about experience, projects, products, etc.?

  •    Completeness:

Is all important information included?

  • Quantified Results:

Are results of your past work experiences quantified when possible? (Supervisor ratings, number of letters of commendation received, customer satisfaction ratings...)

exercise
Exercise
  • Personal Particular
  • Name______________(Chi)_________(Eng)___________
  • Contacts Telephone______________Email_____________
  • 2.Career Aspiration / Objective
    • What do you want to do?
    • What career field are you interested?
    • What are your short-term and long-term career plans?
    • _______________________________________
    • _______________________________________
    • _______________________________________
  • 3. Education Background
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Exercise

4. Academic Achievement

5. Professional Qualification/Scholarship

  • 6. Work Experience
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Exercise

7. Extra-curricular Activities

8. Language Abilities

9. Computer Skills

10. Interests/ Hobbies

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Exercise

11. References

________________________________________

________________________________________

12. Additional Information

  • Why are you interested in the position?
  • Why are you interested in this company?
  • What are your strengths related to the captioned position?

________________________________________________

________________________________________________

________________________________________________

13. Others (Optional)

  • Availability?__________________________
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