Resume Development. WELCOME. Learning Objectives. Understand: The purpose of your resume The key components of a resume How to choose the best resume format How to write clear, concise accomplishment statements How to edit/proof your resume Draft: An accomplishment statement
What do I want to do next?
Self assessment (Career Survey, Birkman, Values Sort)
Why can I do that?
Summary: Broad overview of scope of experience
What is my evidence that I can do that?
The tasks and activities you were hired to do
The results you produced and how you achieved them
(20/20, 2.8 – 2.10)
Challenge not usually included on your resume.
Conducted many training programs in several states which reduced problems.
Conductedmore than 45 service technician training programs throughout an 8-state region reducing customer complaints by 22% in a 6-month period.
Reduced customer complaints by 22% in a 6-month period by conducting more than 45 service technician training programs throughout an 8-state region.
Instead of: Experience working in fast paced environment.
Try: Registered 120+ third shift emergency patients per 7 hour shift. Best?
Instead of: Excellent written communication skills
Try: Wrote jargon free user guide for 11,000 users. Best?
Instead of: Team player with cross functional awareness
Try: Collaborated with clients, A/R and Sales to increase speed of receivables and prevent interruption of service to clients. Best?
Using your Resume Guidelines Worksheet page 3
10 minutes to write
5 minutes to share with partner
Remember, “Is it RELEVANT?”
(20/20, 2.11 – 2.16)
Considered by many to be MOST important part of your resume!
(author of Winning Resumes and Winning Cover Letters)
Using your Resume Guidelines Worksheet, page 9
Draft a summary for your resume.
15 minutes to draft summary
5 minutes to share with a partner
Achievement oriented sales professional with 15 years of success in international trade and global marketing. Skilled in developing marketing programs, coordinating new product introductions and providing customer support. Experience includes cold calling, new business development and key account management.
Achievement oriented with 15 years of successful experience and proven ability to meet objectives, communicate with clients, and quickly excel in new industries
Caution when working with newer Windows versions: .docx files
- No italics, lines, graphs, columns or underlining
- Limit to 60 characters or 6 inches wide
- Include Keywords
To Introduce Yourself to a Broader Audience
Reference for Mary Smith:
Vice President, Sales and Marketing
120 South Main Street
Anytown, ST 74209
Relationship: Former Supervisor at company name.
Have you mad doubly sure there sure no typos?
Have you used the right sintax?
Have you used proper puncturation?
Its got to be letter purrfect
Have your resume “proof read” by at least two people!
8eResume Basics including on-line Resources:Resume Examples, Resume Checklist,
Resume Development Tips, Action Verbs by Skill Area
Develop Keywords, Resume Editing, Coaching,
Post to Right’s Resume Bank on RfH