Warm Up: Resume Answer in complete sentences. Define the word, “Resume.” How might a resume come in handy at this point in your life? What is the point of writing a resume?
Your Resume Objective: To write a professional resume for your, “Ideal” career.
It is simply to. . . • Get the interest of the reader and answer the question: • Will this candidate add value to my company?
Step 1: • Research job postings that interest your: • Frequently mentioned job requirements. • Ask experienced professionals what they think is most important when hiring. • Read professional articles and websites in your target industry. • Learn as much about he employer as you can (visit their website, see what their values are.) • Include “keywords” in your resume.
Step 2: What to Include • Who you are. • How you may be contacted. • Address • Telephone • E Mail • Your experiences, skills, and abilities for the position.
Step 3: Resume Design 20 seconds to make the right impression. Information found at: https://www.thebalancecareers.com/job-resumes Resume Action Verbs
Categories on Resume Identifying Information: Name, Address, Phone Number, and E Mail. Career Objective/Profile: Seeking an entry level position in the field. (Example: Nursing, Banking, Cooking, etc.) Professional Experience: Relevant to the position you are applying for. Achievements:Relevant to the position you are applying for. Education:Not necessary to include schools in which you didn’t graduate from. References: References are adults – not relatives who can vouch for your honesty, integrity, and responsibility.
Basic Guidelines for an Effective Resume Type and spell check it! Have another person proofread it. Make it look professional. Make it short – one page if possible. Omit personal pronouns (I, me) Use action verbs when describing your responsibilities. (Action verbs are something that someone can do.) Example: In the library and at church, Michele giggles inappropriately. Giggling is something that Michele can do.
Characteristics of a Good Resume Call the reader to ACTION. What you have to OFFER the company. RELEVANT EXPERIENCE you have and for what length of time you did it. QUANTIFIABLE RESULTS: What was the result of your work?
Characteristics of a Bad Resume • Illegible Font. (Example: Font, Font, Font, F0nt) • List Responsibilities. • Illogical order of information. • Includes personal information. • Bad Resume Rundowns
Which type of Resume is best for you? Chronological Resume: Good for a candidate with little work experience. Under this format, schools attended and jobs held are presented in reverse chronological order (Page 316 in textbook) Functional Resume: Works better for people with a history of relevant job experience. You would list only jobs that have skills related to the job. No dates are listed. Combination Resume: Begins like the functional resume (with dates in reverse chronological order) to show the extent of your experience.
Resume: Activity 253 Utilize the sample resume on Page 316-317 in the textbook to assist you in filling out your personal resume (Activity 253). Be sure to list your education and work experience in reverse order! The example on Page 316-317 is a chronological resume. Not sure what skills you have? Go to page 256-257 O*NETSkills Definitions.