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1 Resume Building Career Development Center Dacia Stone C-228 (229)

2 What is a resume? It is a written account of your past history, skills, and abilities that are relevant to a specific position. It is a written account of your past history, skills, and abilities that are relevant to a specific position. Think always of your resume as a selling tool that outlines your skills and experiences so that an employer can see, at a glance, how you can contribute to the company. Think always of your resume as a selling tool that outlines your skills and experiences so that an employer can see, at a glance, how you can contribute to the company. It is the first impression that a prospective employer has of you, making it not only the initial, but also the most crucial step you take in your job search. It is the first impression that a prospective employer has of you, making it not only the initial, but also the most crucial step you take in your job search.

3 Types of Resumes Chronological Resume/Skill-Based The chronological resume lists your job history beginning with your present or most recent position. The chronological resume lists your job history beginning with your present or most recent position. The skill-based or functional resume emphasizes your abilities and accomplishments without providing detailed background information on where and when you acquired these skills. The skill-based or functional resume emphasizes your abilities and accomplishments without providing detailed background information on where and when you acquired these skills.

4 General Rules for Resume Writing Give your resume a KISS Limit it to ONE page Keep Keep It It Short Short Simple SimpleExceptions 1.) A resume may be expanded to 2 pages when Applying to schools which require in-depth resumes Applying to schools which require in-depth resumes Documenting extensive work experience extending over many years. Documenting extensive work experience extending over many years. 2.) When preparing a two page resume always make sure the most relevant information is on the first page.

5 More Rules Keep sentences brief Keep sentences brief Use simple, everyday language Use simple, everyday language DO NOT USE personal pronouns (I, me, my) unless in the objective section. DO NOT USE personal pronouns (I, me, my) unless in the objective section. Be Honest! You have to back up your resume. Be Honest! You have to back up your resume. Use phrases and action words to describe accomplishments. Use phrases and action words to describe accomplishments. ex. evaluated, assembled, calculated, developed, organized ex. evaluated, assembled, calculated, developed, organized

6 More Rules Do not use fancy fonts Do not use fancy fonts Double space between sections and single space within Double space between sections and single space within Make section headings stick out Make section headings stick out CHECK FOR SPELLING ERRORS!!!!! CHECK FOR SPELLING ERRORS!!!!! Dont Dont Mention Salary or Wage Mention Salary or Wage Exaggerate Exaggerate List personal info or personal references List personal info or personal references

7 Resume Sections Headline Headline Objective Objective Education Education Experience Experience Affiliations Affiliations Additional Skills or Achievements Additional Skills or Achievements

8 Resume Sections HEADLINE Name (This one is self explanatory) Name (This one is self explanatory) Address-if you have two identify your present address from your home Address-if you have two identify your present address from your home Telephone-Permanent #s that you would like to be reached at (MAKE YOUR ANSWERING SERVICE PROFESSIONAL) Telephone-Permanent #s that you would like to be reached at (MAKE YOUR ANSWERING SERVICE PROFESSIONAL) - It must be professional - It must be professional

9 Resume Sections Objective- This is where you describe the work you are seeking. This should be tailored for every position you apply for. You can use the words career professional or job in the heading (Career Objective). Objective- This is where you describe the work you are seeking. This should be tailored for every position you apply for. You can use the words career professional or job in the heading (Career Objective). Ex. Career Objective: Seeking an administrative position within a growth oriented educational setting. Ex. Career Objective: Seeking an administrative position within a growth oriented educational setting. Ex. Objective: Occupational therapy position in an orthopedic clinic Ex. Objective: Occupational therapy position in an orthopedic clinic Ex. Searching for a full time position as a dental hygienist in a private dental practice. Ex. Searching for a full time position as a dental hygienist in a private dental practice.

10 Resume Sections Education-Always list the highest degree first. Include name, institution,, dates attended, or year graduated, GPA (if above a 3.0) Type of degree always goes before the institution. Do NOT include high school or academic honors. Education-Always list the highest degree first. Include name, institution,, dates attended, or year graduated, GPA (if above a 3.0) Type of degree always goes before the institution. Do NOT include high school or academic honors. Bachelor of Science Business Administration May 2004 University of Central Florida Orlando, Florida Major: Marketing GPA 3.8 Minor: Communication Associate of Science, Dental Hygiene June 2002 Darton College, Albany, GA

11 Resume Section Experience-List job title, employer, location (city, state), dates and brief description of accomplishments. Avoid using the words responsibilities and duties. These are words in a job description, not words of accomplishments. They tell employers what you were supposed to do not what you actually did. Start with the most recent employment and go backwards. Include volunteer work, summer internships, summer jobs, clinical experiences, cooperative education assignments, and temporary jobs. Do not include jobs that did not last long and ended badly. Experience-List job title, employer, location (city, state), dates and brief description of accomplishments. Avoid using the words responsibilities and duties. These are words in a job description, not words of accomplishments. They tell employers what you were supposed to do not what you actually did. Start with the most recent employment and go backwards. Include volunteer work, summer internships, summer jobs, clinical experiences, cooperative education assignments, and temporary jobs. Do not include jobs that did not last long and ended badly. Research Assistant Current Darton College Supervised research lab within the medical lab technology division to ensure the safety of the students. Administrative Assistant Westminster Academy Provided customer service May 05- July 03 Provided customer service May 05- July 03 Maintained files Maintained files Developed presentations using Microsoft Office Developed presentations using Microsoft Office

12 Resume Sections Affiliations- Identify clubs, organizations, and honor societies. If an officer, specify the office held in the organization. Affiliations- Identify clubs, organizations, and honor societies. If an officer, specify the office held in the organization. Additional Skills-Add other skills, especially computer skills and foreign languages. Indicate willingness to travel or relocate in this section. Additional Skills-Add other skills, especially computer skills and foreign languages. Indicate willingness to travel or relocate in this section. References- Do not include references on your resume. Simply note the heading References available upon request. Have them prepared on a 2 nd page not associated with your resume. References- Do not include references on your resume. Simply note the heading References available upon request. Have them prepared on a 2 nd page not associated with your resume.

13 Things To Include Always include a cover letter Always include a cover letter A cover letter should compliment not duplicate your resume. It should focus on the skills that compliment the employers needs for that position. A cover letter should compliment not duplicate your resume. It should focus on the skills that compliment the employers needs for that position.FormatName/AddressDate Contact Name Title of Organization Address Dear (Contact Person or HR Person) -Opening paragraph - Body -Closing Sincerely, or Respectfully (Type your name below leave space for signature Enclosures: Resume and Writing Samples

14 Things to Remember Be Honest Be Honest Highlight your skills and abilities Highlight your skills and abilities Go after careers that match with your skills and abilities Go after careers that match with your skills and abilities Be persistent Be persistent Always PROOFREAD Always PROOFREAD Remember that this is your chance to make a great 1 st impression Remember that this is your chance to make a great 1 st impression This is your ticket to an interview This is your ticket to an interview It takes time to find the right career but persistence and patience will pay off It takes time to find the right career but persistence and patience will pay off

15 You thought you were done! Always keep a list of where you have applied Always keep a list of where you have applied Print out job descriptions Print out job descriptions Send follow up letters Send follow up letters Always send thank you letters after interviews Always send thank you letters after interviews Continue to develop your resume as you develop yourself Continue to develop your resume as you develop yourself

16 Use my portfolio to search jobs and build your resume. Thank You Career Development Center Darton College Please fill out the satisfaction survey before you go.


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