Required community service Required job shadow experience Required letters of recommendation Required Research paper and presentation Interview skills Team leadership experience An arsenal of small talk starters Answers to job questions Networking skills Recipes Confidence tips Great Resume Volunteer experience Job exp. and possibly a ref. Proof of wonderfulness Research Experience Interview Practice Help from Mrs. Grimm
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Everyone needs a job eventually, so how do you go about selling yourself, marketing yourself, to get your dream job?
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Resume FAQ We ALL need a resume. Why? What are they for? When do I need one? Why would I want one as a kid/student? What does this have to do with my dream job? How do I start?
DO NOT USE A TEMPLATE!!!!!!!!! I repeat – do not use a template for your resume, even as a starter. It is much easier to start from scratch and make your own. Trust me on this one!!!!!!! A Template is like the kiss of death.
ResumeMusts • Contact information • Education • Experience • Change with every job for which you apply!!!!!
Resume Should Haves • References – although these can be attached on a separate sheet. • Note: Please DO NOT put references available upon request!!!!!!!
Resume Can Haves • Objective • Memberships • Volunteerism • Certifications • Hobbies/interests • Awards • Computer Skills • Others????? List them with me
Contact Information • Name must be largest print on page • Centered is nice, but not required • Address, list both permanent and college, if applicable • Telephone, cell and home – second most important piece of info • Email, make sure it is professional sounding
Contact info example Elizabeth Grimm 3255 Pontaluna Road Fruitport MI 49415 231-865-3101 Cell: 231-123-1234 firstname.lastname@example.org
Not everyone needs or wants an objective • Should be short • Should be specific • Should include what you honestly want • Relate to the specific job for which you’re applying
Objective Examples Objective: To obtain a challenging human resources position in a fast-paced Fortune 500 company in a large city Objective: To utilize my skills successfully in a small, growing, local company in the customer service industry.
Which comes first: education or experience? Depends on what is required for the job. If a degree or some level of specific education is absolutely, unequivically required, then list it first. If not, then go with experience.
Education • Most recent to least recent • Highest level attempted goes first • List date of degree completion, even if in future • No need for location of school unless very obscure or out of local area • Don’t list anything lower than HS, leave HS off when have college degree unless very applicable
Education Example Central Michigan University Bachelor of Science in Business 2008 Muskegon Community College Associate’s Degree 2006
Obscure Education Example College of Grimm Graveyard, Iowa Bachelor of Science in Business 2008 Grimm Community College Rachael, Arkansas Associate’s Degree 2006
High School Only (so far) Example Fruitport High School 2011 College Prep Classes AP Physics AP Chemistry Architecture Spanish
High School another Fruitport High School 2011 Extra curriculars: Woods I & II Strength and Speed Ceramics Drama I
One more HS Example Muskegon Career Technical Center 2011 Auto Cad Fruitport High School 2011 Architecture Drafting Woods I
Experience • List most recent (or current) to least recent • List everything if you are less experienced, almost all jobs show some type of skill you have acquired even if it is not directly related to that field • List company name • List job title • List dates (only month and year, maybe just years)
More Experience • If concurrent, put one you worked the longest Ex. Red Lobster 2008 - Present Hostess Meijer 2009 – Present Greeter
More Experience • Highest paying to lowest paying is completely concurrent • It is not required to list the description of what you did at the job, but you may, depending on if you already have a lot to put on your resume, if the job is reasonably self-explanatory, and if it will help you specifically get the job for which you are currently applying
Experience Example Grimm Company 2008 – Present Customer Service • Manage 14 hourly employees • Answer phones • Type letters • Compose customer complaint reports • Create schedule for hourly employees
Another Example McDonalds Restaurant 2004 – Present Crew Leader The Muskegon Chronicle 2001 – Present Newspaper Carrier North Pole 2002 – 2004 Sundae Artist
Memberships • Most current to least current OR in order of importance to the job for which you are applying • Related to job or demonstrate skill • List any positions held
Memberships Example National Honor Society 2004 – Present Secretary Science Olympiad 2003 – 2005 Mouse Trap Equestrian Club 2001 – Present
Volunteering • Same as memberships, kind of • You probably have a ton more than you actually know • Do this in a small group, if possible, and you may be amazed at what you’ve done that you’ve forgotten about or didn’t think of as a volunteer project!
Volunteering Example Aaron’s Walk 2009 - Present Raise money for A-T research Red Cross 2008 - Present Regular Blood Donor Betty Smith 2010 Shoveled Walk
Don’t forget your other Categories – what works for you Computer Skills Certifications Special Skills Hobbies and Interests Awards Can you think of any???
Resume Order Name Address Phone Email Objective Education Experience Memberships Volunteerism Hobbies/Interests Awards Computer Skills
Name Address Phone Email Objective Elizabeth Grimm 3255 Pontaluna Fruitport MI 49415 Home: 231-865-3101 Cell: 231-555-1234 Egrimm@fruitportschools.net Objective: To obtain a job that utilizes my people skills. Top of resume
Education Experience Education: Fruitport High School 2011 College Prep Classes AP Physics AP Chemistry Architecture Spanish Experience: McDonalds Restaurant 2004 – Present Crew Leader The Muskegon Chronicle 2001 – Present Newspaper Carrier North Pole 2002 – 2004 Sundae Artist Middle of Resume
Member-ships Interests Memberships: NHS 2009 – Present Secretary Science Olympiad 2008 – 2009 Mouse Trap Equestrian Club 2009 – Present State Champions 2009 Co-captain 2009 State Champions 2008 Interests: Reading, biking, skateboarding, bird- watching, playing the dulcimer, farming Bottom of resume
Elizabeth Grimm 3255 Pontaluna Fruitport MI 49415 Home: 231-865-3101 Cell: 231-555-1234 Egrimm@fruitportschools.net Objective: To obtain a job that utilizes my people skills. Education: Fruitport High School 2011 College Prep Classes AP Physics AP Chemistry Architecture Spanish Experience: McDonalds Restaurant 2004 – Present Crew Leader The Muskegon Chronicle 2001 – Present Newspaper Carrier North Pole 2002 – 2004 Sundae Artist Memberships: NHS 2009 – Present Secretary Science Olympiad 2008 – 2009 Mouse Trap Equestrian Club 2009 – Present State Champions 2009 Co-captain 2009 State Champions 2008 Interests: Reading, biking, skateboarding, bird-watching, playing the dulcimer, farming
References • Name of person who can say good things • Company where s/he works • Title of reference • Address • Phone - use business unless know only personally • Email address, if available • list at least 3 • Ask them FIRST before listing them
More references stuff • Not a relative (unless worked for and ONLY option) • Should have done some type of work for this person • Person should be able to talk about your professional and/or personal qualities • Should NOT be religious leader unless you have volunteered or worked with him/her • Not a friend’s parent unless you have volunteered or worked for him/her • Call and apprize him/her if you are applying for a specific job where you think he/she might be called.
More Reference InfoReference options for HS students • Teachers • Coaches • Counselor(s) • Principal(s) • Administrative Aides • Advisors • Employers • Youth group leaders • People in charge where you volunteer