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  1. The ResumeSeptember 18, 2013 Brooke Glover

  2. Heading Name Address Phone Number(s) Fax Number E-mail Address Personal Website (only if relevant to job you are seeking) LinkedIn Profile Link

  3. Good Headings Bad Headings Jane Vicovic 977 Wandara Road Rocklin, CA 95677 Residence: (916) 456-9138 Cell: (916) 889-8787 Jane Vicovic 977 Wandara Road Rocklin, CA 95677 Residence: (916) 456-9138 Cell: (916) 889-8787 Jane Vicovic 977 Wandara Road Rocklin, CA 95677 Residence: (916) 456-9138 Cell: (916) 889-8787 voicemail/text JANE VICOVIC 977 WANDARA ROAD ROCKLIN, CA 95677 RESIDENCE: (916) 456-9138 CELL: (916) 889-8787 HOTMAMA1982@HOTMAIL.COM JANE VICOVIC 977 Wandara Road Rocklin, CA 95677 Residence: (916) 456-9138 Cell: (916) 889-8787 J. P. “Kitty” Vicovic 977 Wandara Road~Rocklin, CA ~(916) 456-9138

  4. Heading – Do’s Use your legal name. Include all phone numbers that you can be contacted. Indicate voicemail and text capability. Use a professional e-mail address. Include personal website. Use easy-to-read fonts such as Times New Roman and Arial.

  5. Heading – Don’ts Do not put your nickname on resume. Do not omit your city, state, and zip code. Do not list a non-professional e-mail address. Do not include photos or symbols (unless you are in a creative field). Do not use script fonts. Do not use a font smaller than 10.

  6. Career Objective Should be listed after the header of your resume. Tells the recruiter/hiring manger what you are looking for. Sets the tone for your resume.

  7. Good Objectives Bad Objectives To obtain a position as a software program designer in a challenging environment that utilizes my teamwork skills for researching, learning and developing new high-tech products. Seeking an electrical engineering position that will allow me to work closely with the engineering support teams in order to meet the objectives of internal and external projects as well as to enhance all business initiatives. To work as an entry-level business analyst at ABC company. / To work for a company with a warm environment and great pay. Highly motivated professional seeking a position in healthcare, child care, human resources, or professional development. A position allowing me to fully utilize my business acumen while providing professional advancement opportunities.

  8. Career Objective – Do’s • Be specific: • If applying to a specific job, then tailor your objective to the specific job (i.e. list the job title and company) • If not applying to a specific job, then list type of work and skills needed • Mention relevant skills that are related to the job. • Include how you can help the bottom line. • ….help facilitate the team to achieve department goals.”

  9. Career Objective – Don’ts Do not state your wants (i.e. great pay). Do not make your career objective longer than one sentence. Do not use vague language such as advancement opportunities.

  10. Profile • Can name this section: • Executive Profile • Profile Summary • Career Highlights • Suggested for professionals with 5+ years of experience or in career transition

  11. Skills Computer Skills – MS Office (Word, Outlook, Powerpoint, Excel, Access), Adobe Technical Skills – Computer Programming Languages (C, C++, Java), Internet Technologies (CSS, HTML), Operating Systems (Windows 95/98/2000, UNIX), Database Applications Communication Skills – Foreign Languages Personal Skills – Time Management, Teamwork, Problem Solving, Self-Starter, Motivating Others

  12. Good Skills Section Bad Skills Section Skills: • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Outlook, Powerpoint, Excel, Access) • Basic JAVA programming • Knowledge of Windows 95/98/2000 • Ability to research information and generate reports in a timely manner • Fluent in Russian • Ability to work well within a team as well as independently to meet deadlines / Skills: • Self starter • Team player • Computer skills • Verbal and written skills

  13. Skills – Do’s • Should be specific and testable. • Include the proficiency level for computer skills and technical skills. • Intermediate, Fluent, Extremely Proficient

  14. Skills – Don’ts Do not list vague phrases such as computer skills, time management, written and verbal communication. Do not include skills that are not related to the job that you are applying to or the industry that you are in.

  15. Education Name of School Degree Received Major Minor Year Graduated

  16. Good Education Section University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA B.A. in Humanities, May 2007 • GPA: 3.7 • Dean's List, Spring 2005 and Fall 2006 • Member: Humanities Honors Society, Spring 2004-Spring 2007

  17. Education Certificates Earned Special Projects Special Training Workshops Seminars

  18. Experience • Use STRONG action verbs to describe your duties and responsibilities. • Focus on accomplishments. • Accomplishment section • Accomplishment section for each position

  19. Good Experience Section PROJECT MANAGER / AMMUNITIONS SPECIALIST July 2007—November 2009 U.S. Army Camp Casey, South Korea • Assisted in the receipt, storage, issue, maintenance, modification, destruction and demilitarization of explosive items. • Organized and supervised the destruction and demilitarization of munitions in preparation the conversion of US held military command conversion to KATUSA held military command. • Performed ammunition supply stock control and accounting duties using both automated and manual procedures. • Supervised lower grade soldiers and provided technical guidance to the soldiers in the accomplishment of their duties. • Planned and supervised transportation of ammunition, components, explosives and hazardous materials on long distance, extended term missions. Key Results: • Accountable for planning and implementation of missions under direct authority of Battalion Lt Colonel. • Directly responsible for military equipment valued at over $20M with zero incidents. • Managed a team of 14 soldiers in regards to personal, professional and financial counseling. • Conducted training courses for licensing and certifications as well as handled all paperwork and initiated corrective actions within the unit.

  20. Bad Experience Section Experience: CNA INSURANCE COMPANY, July 2009 – July 2013 Marketing Support Clerk Conducted telephone interviews. Collected research. Marketing materials. McDermott, Will & Emery Law Firm, Chicago, IL2008 – 2009 Receptionist Used switchboard. I greeted clients and instructed them to fill out appropriate paperwork. Organized a luncheon. Created filing system.

  21. Experience – Do’s • Emphasize duties and responsibilities as they relate to your desired job or specific job • Add industry-specific keywords • IT resumes – specification documents • Engineering resumes – customized CAD applications • Accounting resumes – accounts payable • Make wording clear and concise • References should be listed on a separate page • References Upon Request

  22. Experience – Don’ts • Do not include pronouns. • I, me, we, he, she • Do not include lengthy, clumsy statements.

  23. Professional Affiliations • Membership in a professional organization • National Society of Professional Engineers • Business Professionals of America • American Society of Women Accountants • Society for Human Resource Management

  24. Good Affiliation Section Professional Organizations: • National Society of Professional Engineers, 2012-Present

  25. Additional Tips • PROOFREAD please! • Limit resume to two pages • Have many versions • Format of resume should be pleasing/attractive to the eye and easy to scan • Use Bullet Points, Bold, Italics, Underline, Font (10-12), Margins, Consistency • Recruiters’ 6 second rule (The Ladders study)

  26. Contact Information 773-454-1467 Connect on LinkedIn

  27. Questions?