What is a résumé? • Marketing tool • One page advertisement • Show your STRENGTHS
First Impressions Résumé • Must be PERFECT! • Appearance • Paper • Accurate • Truthful
Parts of a Résumé • Personal Information • Objective • States purpose • Education • Activities • Volunteer Service • Honors & Awards • Work Experience
Career Objective Briefly state your GOALS and the type of job you would like to be considered for. EXAMPLE: To obtain an entry level position as a medical assistant
Education • Present EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES in reverse chronological order. • List the last school attended first and then go backwards. • Include NAME and location of SCHOOLS. • List CURRICULUM studied (College or University). • Include DATES of attendance (2000-2003). • List DIPLOMA or DEGREE earned. • List the Relevant COURSES. • Include the Grade Point Average (only if it is about 3.5 or above).
Work Experience Include all PAID work. Include VOLUNTEER work that may relate to your objective or shows responsibility. Use reverse chronological order Include DATES of employment, the NAMES and LOCATIONS of the companies or organizations and job titles.
Awards, Honors, & Achievements • List any that you have received in school, church, community, or work • Examples: • FBLA, Yearbook, National Honor Society, Honor Roll, Eagle Scout, City/County Youth Council, Volunteer Hospital work, etc.
Community Service/Volunteer Work • List any community service you have participated in • Examples: • Food Pantry, Canned food drives, Christmas Angel Program, Nursing homes, Hospitals, School functions, etc.
Work Skills • Computer programs • MicroSoft Office, PowerPoint Presentations, MovieMaker, etc. • Equipment • Cash Register, Copying Machines, etc. • Personal work ethics • Dependability, Punctuality, Honesty, Creativity, Organization etc.
EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES INTERESTS & HOBBIES • Activities outside of school classes: • Sports, music, clubs, service projects, scouting, community service, etc. • Personal activities: • Running, Gardening, Reading, Computers, Carpentry, Skiing/Snow Boarding, Boating, Water Skiing/Wake Boarding, Photography, Sewing, Carpentry, Crafts, Scrapbooking, etc.
References • Teachers • Mentors • Pastor • Principal • Organization Sponsor • Coach • NO FAMILY
Format • 1” – 1.25” margins • Max: 12 pt font, Min: 10 pt. font size • Professional font style-easy to read • Bulleted lists • Use phrases with action verbs • Use tabs for alignment • Consistency
Action Verbs • Served turkey dinner to homeless • Organized high school prom • Assisted with Open House Activities • Recruited members for FBLA • Volunteered at hospital once a month • Tutored 9th grade math student • Picked up litter in community
You can do it! • Always proofread, have a friend proofread, and edit!! • Sell yourself! • Make a GREAT first impression!