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  1. Resumes Create a winning resume to get an interview for the job you want!

  2. Resume Basics • Definitions • Resume parts • Tips • KISS your resume • Use phrases only • Use reverse chronological order • Reminders

  3. Definition of a Resume • A marketing tool • About you, not just jobs you’ve held • Summarizes your accomplishments • Documents your skills and abilities

  4. Objective focused,clear broad, but specific Work Experience use action verbs concise Education the year you entered high school, school attended, include GPA or class rank if high enough, list AP classes taken Parts of a Resume

  5. Tips... • Give your resume a KISS • Keep it Short and Simple • One page resumes are best! • Use phrases instead of complete sentences • Carefully proofread your resume • Typographical errors • Misspelled words

  6. More Tips... • Make your resume as legible as possible • Use 8-1/2” X 11” resume paper • Never miss a chance to communicate in your resume • Include other things you’ve done, not just school

  7. And More Tips... • Always put dates in reverse chronological order • Do not list references directly on your resume! • Have someone else review your resume • Do not misrepresent yourself • Do not include needless items

  8. Reminders. . . • Your resume is always a work in progress • Add new skills and experiences on a fairly regular basis • Keep track of accomplishments • Employers look at resumes very quickly

  9. Web Resources • http://4resumes.4anything.com/network-frame/0,1855,5956-54369,00.html • http://www.resumeservice.net/tips/ • http://www.wm.edu/csrv/career/stualum/guenov/res.html • http://www.rose-hulman.edu/Users/groups/CareerServices/HTML/sample_resumes.html