Applying for a Job. Resume Writing. Mrs. Beck. What is a Resume?. A summary of your education and work experience Includes job experience Short – 1 to 2 pages List of references. Developing Your Resume. Well Written No Spelling or Grammatical Mistakes Attractive Typed Easy to read
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Applying for a Job Resume Writing Mrs. Beck
What is a Resume? • A summary of your education and work experience • Includes job experience • Short – 1 to 2 pages • List of references
Developing Your Resume • Well Written • No Spelling or Grammatical Mistakes • Attractive • Typed • Easy to read • Concise • Usually one page
Developing Your Resume • Relevant • Information about career goal • Personalized • Style and format that reflects needs and accomplishments • Appropriate • Conform to employer expectations
Video • Watch this video about Resumes… • Video
Resume Appearance • Personal Data • Name, telephone number, address, email • Education • Most recent first • Work Experience • jobs and volunteer work • Activities • Relevant to occupational goal
Types of Resumes Styles • Chronological • List information most recent to least recent • Don’t use if work history is sporadic • http://careerweb.georgetown.edu/prepare/resumes/6637.html • Functional • Skills and where you developed your strengths • You lack formal work experience • http://careerweb.georgetown.edu/prepare/resumes/6637.html
Types of Resumes continued… • Combination • Using the best from Chronological and Functional • Focus on skills • Not effective with no job experience • http://careerweb.georgetown.edu/prepare/resumes/6637.html
Common Complaints About Resumes • Listing objectives or meaningless introductions • Writing in either the first or third person • Important information is too hard to find or not there at all • Too Long
Complaints continued…. • Personal information not relevant to the job • Too duty oriented with accomplishments not highlighted • Unprofessional email addresses • Gaps in Employment
Resume Tips: • Be Truthful • Target Your Audience • Keep it brief • Write and Rewrite • Be professional • Be accurate • Follow up
Helpful Websites • www.careeronestop.org • www.acinet.org • http://www.net-temps.com/career-advice/#axzz1wqYB4h1E • http://www.dli.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/l_i_home/5278 • https://paworkstats.geosolinc.com/
Activity • Go to www.pacareerzone.org • Complete the Assess Yourself and then explore jobs that you would like to apply for. • Go to http://www.careerkids.com/resume.html • Start your resume.
Resources • PA Career Guide • www.pacareerzone.org • www.acinet.org • www.careeronestop.org