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Principles of Information Technology. Resume Writing. What is a Resume?. A resume is a summary of your experiences and skills relevant to the field of work you are entering. The Purpose of a Resume. To highlight your accomplishments and prove that you are qualified for the position

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what is a resume
What is a Resume?
  • A resume is a summary of your experiences and skills relevant to the field of work you are entering.

Principles of IT: Resume Writing

the purpose of a resume
The Purpose of a Resume
  • To highlight your accomplishments and prove that you are qualified for the position
  • To get an Interview
  • Eventually get the JOB!!

JOB

Principles of IT: Resume Writing

sections of the resume
Sections of the Resume
  • Name, Address, Phone, and Email Address
    • Minimum 14-point font size
  • Objective/Summary
    • Optional
  • Education
  • Work Experience
    • If no work experience, leave off and use volunteer work/activities
  • Volunteer Work/Activities
  • Skills
  • References

Principles of IT: Resume Writing

what to include in your resume
What to include in your Resume!
  • School attended
  • Paid Work Experience
  • Volunteer Work
  • Awards
  • Organizations
  • Workshops/Seminars
  • Strengths
  • Leadership Positions

Principles of IT: Resume Writing

preparing your resume
Preparing your Resume!
  • Make a list of your paid/volunteer work experiences
  • Try to find accurate dates for the duration of time worked
  • Write down any leadership positions or awards you have received

Principles of IT: Resume Writing

after the list
After the list…
  • List duties that you performed on the job or in your any of your organizations
  • Describe in detail your accomplishments
  • Action verbs
    • An action verb expresses achievement or something a person does in a concise, persuasive manner
    • Used when describing your job duties/functions

Principles of IT: Resume Writing

examples
Examples
  • Volunteered at Petsmart.
    • Organized adoption event for dogs
    • Maintained daily log of feeding schedule for all of the animals
  • Most outstanding Freshmen Award
    • Developed idea to adopt a family for the school year
    • Obtained a 4.0 GPA freshmen year
    • Tutored students in math and reading

Principles of IT: Resume Writing

references
References
  • People who will validate your work experience, skills, and loyalty
    • Current/former employers, teachers, mentors, church members
  • Contact prospective reference and ask for permission
  • Create list of at least three references
    • Include name, phone number, address and email address

Principles of IT: Resume Writing

microsoft office templates
Microsoft Office Templates
  • Templates
    • A document or file having a preset format, used as a starting point for a particular application so that the format does not have to be recreated each time it is used
    • Use templates to help format your resume

Principles of IT: Resume Writing

accessing templates
Accessing Templates

CLICK FILE AND THEN NEW IN MICROSOFT OFFICE

Principles of IT: Resume Writing

accessing templates1
Accessing Templates

CLICK NEW RESUME SAMPLES

Principles of IT: Resume Writing

accessing templates2
Accessing Templates

CHOOSE ONE OF THE MANY RESUME SAMPLES

Principles of IT: Resume Writing

format
Format
  • White space
    • Resume should not look crowded
  • Bold job titles
  • Use bulleted list for duties and descriptions
  • One Inch margins
  • Use reverse chronological order
  • YOUR RESUME SHOULD ONLY BE ONE PAGE!!

Principles of IT: Resume Writing

resume tips
Resume Tips
  • Try not to use information from more that five years back
  • Use the most relevant information for the job that you are applying for
  • Bold all section headings
  • All FONTS should be the same except your name at the top of the resume
  • PROOFREAD, PROOFREAD, PROOFREAD

Principles of IT: Resume Writing