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  1. Resume Formats Chronological Functional or Skill – Based Combination Scannable

  2. The Resume • One tool to market yourself • A 10 sec. commercial • Grabs attention

  3. Self Assessment • Create a “word bank” to describe yourself • Personal Skills • Transferable Skills • Work/Knowledge specific skills • Education • Your values

  4. Assessment Inventory Exercise • Field Knowledge • Technical Skills • Transferable/Functional Skills • Personal/Self Management Abilities • Workplace values

  5. Objectives In Creating Your Resume • Visual • Literal • Professional

  6. Resume Basics • Design your own header ( it will be on all your documents: resume, cover letter, references, etc. • Organized and Neat • Margins – 1 inch • Error free – spelling, grammar

  7. Resume Basics • Use MS Word • Font- Arial size 10 or 11 or New Times Roman size 11 or 12 • Use section headings with style • Abbreviations not appropriate • Bullets or Sentences….. • References • PROOFREAD

  8. Targeting Your Resume • Why? • How? • Targeting you resume

  9. Which Style is Best for You? • Transitional Strategies • No work experience • Some work experience – unrelated field • Extensive work experience – related field

  10. Scannable Resumes • Why? • What’s different from other formats? • How do we convert other styles to Scannable format?

  11. Cover Letter • Target • Clear, concise • Proofread, proofread, proofread • Sample Cover Letter

  12. Transcript • Template in ______ • Cut & paste each semester • Save as Word • Upload to PlacePro • Academic Honesty • Unofficial Transcript