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Principles of Information Technology Resume Writing Copyright © Texas Education Agency, 20131Principles of IT: Resume Writing
What is a Resume? A resume is a summary of your experiences and skills relevant to the field of work you are entering. Principles of IT: Resume WritingCopyright © Texas Education Agency, 20132
The Purpose of a Resume To highlight your accomplishments and prove that you are qualified for the position To get an interview To eventually get the JOB! JOB Principles of IT: Resume WritingCopyright © Texas Education Agency, 20133
Sections of the Resume Name, Address, Phone, and Address Minimum 14-point font size Objective/Summary Optional Education Work Experience If no work experience, leave off and use volunteer work/activities Volunteer Work/Activities Skills References Principles of IT: Resume WritingCopyright © Texas Education Agency, 20134
What to include in your Resume School attended Paid work experience Volunteer work Awards Organizations Workshops/Seminars Strengths Leadership positions Principles of IT: Resume WritingCopyright © Texas Education Agency, 20135
Preparing your Resume Make a list of your paid/volunteer work experiences Try to find accurate dates for the duration of time worked Write down any leadership positions or awards you have received Principles of IT: Resume WritingCopyright © Texas Education Agency, 20136
After the list… List duties that you performed on the job or in your any of your organizations Describe your accomplishments in detail Use action verbs An action verb expresses achievement or something a person does in a concise, persuasive manner Used when describing your job duties/functions Principles of IT: Resume WritingCopyright © Texas Education Agency, 20137
Examples Volunteered at Petsmart Organized adoption event for dogs Maintained daily log of feeding schedule for all of the animals Most Outstanding Freshman Award Developed idea to adopt a family for the school year Obtained a 4.0 GPA freshmen year Tutored students in math and reading Principles of IT: Resume WritingCopyright © Texas Education Agency, 20138
References Find people who will validate your work experience, skills, and loyalty Current/former employers, teachers, mentors, church members Contact prospective reference and ask for permission Create list of at least three references Include name, phone number, address, and address Principles of IT: Resume WritingCopyright © Texas Education Agency, 20139
Format White space Resume should not look crowded Bold job titles Use bulleted list for duties and descriptions One-inch margins Use reverse chronological order Your resume should only be one page Principles of IT: Resume WritingCopyright © Texas Education Agency,
Resume Tips Try not to use information from more than five years back Use the most relevant information for the job that you are applying for Bold all section headings All fonts should be the sameexcept your name at the top of the resume PROOFREAD, PROOFREAD, PROOFREAD Principles of IT: Resume WritingCopyright © Texas Education Agency,
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