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Writing Effective Resumes

Writing Effective Resumes

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Writing Effective Resumes

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  1. Writing Effective Resumes ByEmployee Consultants Unlimited

  2. Class Objectives • What is a resume • Why write a resume • Types of resumes • Parts of resume • How to write resume • Develop personal resume • Other resume resources

  3. What Is a Resume • Summary of academic and work history • Overview of qualifications • Selling tool • Screening device

  4. Why Write a Resume • Get an interview • Persuade potential employers • Show ability to communicate • Advertise skills

  5. Emphasizes skills over history Highlights experience for your field Stresses important skills Are first-time workers Have gaps in work history Have held many jobs Functional Resume Style

  6. Chronological Resume Style • Lists education before experience • Uses chronological order • Shows progression toward degree • Accommodates limited work experience

  7. Parts of a Resume • Resume headings • Contact information • Career objective • Experience or history • Education • Personal information • References

  8. Contact Information • Top of page • Center aligned • Visually appealing • Looks professional

  9. Contact Information Details • Name • Address • Telephone number • Email address

  10. Career Objective • Include mission statement • Be clear and concise • State desired job • Explain your skills

  11. Job Experience • Paid and unpaid jobs • Organization name • Name of position • Dates of employment • City and state

  12. Job Experience Continued • Include previous jobs • Demonstrate responsibility • Show how skills fit needs of the position • List jobs chronologically

  13. Education • Name of schools • Graduation dates • Certifications and licenses • Seminars and short courses • GPA 3.0 or higher • Rewards and scholarships

  14. Personal Information • Extracurricular activities • Professional and community groups • Foreign languages • Unique qualities

  15. References • Note they are not necessary on resume • List as “available upon request” • If used, include • Name • Phone number • Organization name and title • Don’t list without permission

  16. Resume Writing Tips • Use quality paper • Print in black • Proofread resume

  17. Additional Resume Resources • http://jobstar.org/tools/resume/res-web.cfm • http://www.us.manpower.com/uscom/contentDouble.jsp?articleid=25 • http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/SN008

  18. Thank You