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Resume Writing

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  1. Job Search Tools Resume Writing

  2. The Resume - An important job search tool. PURPOSE OF A RESUME

  3. The Objective of a Resume is to…. Get You An Interview!

  4. Let’s see what we know about resumes. Resume Trivia A resume is… The purpose of a resume is to… The length of a resume must be… The most important information on my resume is… It’s okay to exaggerate information on my resume when… When writing my resume, my main focus should be on… When submitting my resume to a job advertisement, I need to make certain that…

  5. Basic Resume Format Do’s and Don’ts

  6. Targeted for the Job One size does not fit all.

  7. Why should I hire YOU?

  8. Picking the Best Resume Format

  9. What is Captured in the First 10-15 Lines of Your Resume? Capture Their Attention Highlight Your Strengths The Fold

  10. Resumes Targeted Tailored Shows You’re a Good Fit • Addresses Specific Needs Career Objective

  11. Great for Entry Level AND Senior Executives The Combination Resume

  12. Combination Resume

  13. Chronological Resume Lists Employment Dates – Most Recent Position First • Most Important Info • Be Specific • Use Numbers, Figures & Facts

  14. ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL Remember

  15. Common Resume Components Section Headings

  16. Section Headings 1 or 2 words that represent the category of content 1 or 2 Words • Additional information relating to the section heading.

  17. Objective Relates to a specific occupational title. • Focus on how you would benefit the employer. • Be clear. • Short and to the point.

  18. WRITING A RESUME OBJECTIVE

  19. Professional Summary Can be rephrased a number of ways. • Summary • Career Summary • Profile • Professional Profile • Professional Highlights All of these are professional summary headings - select the words that best fit your resume.

  20. Work Experience List skills relevant to the targeted position. • Experience • Related Experience • Professional Experience • Work History • Related Work History • Professional Work History All of these are work experience headings - select the words that best fit your resume.

  21. Use Accomplishment Statements The PAR and A+B=R Model can help. • PAR Problem, Action, Result • A+B=R Action + Benefit = Result Two models you can use to help craft your accomplishment statements.

  22. Education List education & training. • Education • Related Education • Related Coursework • Training • Related Certifications All of these are education & training headings - select the words that best fit your resume.

  23. Skills Section List skills relevant to the targeted position. Example of Skills Section Sub Headings

  24. Tips

  25. Gaps in Your Resume

  26. Update your resume Often. Reduce the time it takes to write a resume next time..

  27. Master Resume A good place to keep track of all of your new skills & accomplishments.

  28. Don’t forget about Electronic Resumes.

  29. Resume help is nearby…. Don’t be afraid to ask for help! Meet with one of the counselors or career advisors for additional help.

  30. Additional Activities SMART JobZone Infographics