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1 Resume Outline Exercise 2: Education List (5 min.) List any school or training or learning situation that you have completed: Name of Course Name & Place Year taken 1. Babysitting Course YMCA, Boston, MA May High School Courses Jackson H.S., Miami FL Skills/Courses learned: typing, economics, taxes, math 3. ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________ 4. ______________________________________________ 5. ______________________________________________ 6. ______________________________________________ 7. ______________________________________________ 8. ______________________________________________ 9. ______________________________________________ Exercise 1: Basic Information Name: ___________________________________ Address: _________________________________ _________________________________________ City, State: _______________________________ Postal Code: ______________________________ Phone Number: _________________ Address: ____________________________ What type of job are you looking for? FT Full-Time PT Part-Time Seasonal Job Volunteer Job Internship / Apprenticeship 9

2 Resume Outline contd: Position Held Company/Org. Location Dates 1. Cashier Dunkin Donuts Boston, MA May 07- Jun 08 Responsibilities: customer service, refill soda, stock food shelves,___ nightly cleanup, handle cash receipts & change, run drive-thru service References? (name & number): Ed Smith, ____________ Would they hire you again? 10=Definitively Yes ___ 7 ___ 1 =Definitively No 2. ______ _ ____________ _________ ____________ Responsibilities: __________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ References? (name & number): ____________________________ Would they hire you again? 10=Definitively Yes _________ 1 =Definitively No 3. ______ _ ____________ _________ ____________ Responsibilities: __________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ References? (name & number): ____________________________ Would they hire you again? 10=Definitively Yes _________ 1 =Definitively No 10 Position Held Company/Org. Location Dates 4. ______ _ ____________ _________ ____________ Responsibilities: __________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ References? (name & number): ____________________________ Would they hire you again? 10=Definitively Yes _________ 1 =Definitively No 5. ______ _ ____________ _________ ____________ Responsibilities: __________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ References? (name & number): ____________________________ Would they hire you again? 10=Definitively Yes _________ 1 =Definitively No 6. ______ _ ____________ _________ ____________ Responsibilities: __________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ References? (name & number): ____________________________ Would they hire you again? 10=Definitively Yes _________ 1 =Definitively No Exercise 3: Work & Volunteer List (5 min.) List any job you have held, including projects you did in school or unpaid volunteer work: *Network/References: you should list at least three people you can call while looking for work (like a relative, teacher, prior work relation, or other responsible people in your circle). Ask them to serve as your reference.

3 Resume Structure 2. Should be full name (no nicknames) 3. Make sure the phone is as regular as possible (buy a pre-pay just for professional opportunities). Voice mail should be courteous and right (see the first exercise…your resume should represent all these qualities, right?). 4. should be professional and short. 5. Be aware that although folks can not legally discriminate against you, that many potential employers will google or check your myspace. Make sure all digital content linked to you is right. 7. Education can be workshops too. Experience can be related to projects or student work. 6. No TYPOs 1. No TYPOs 8

4 1)OBJECTIVE: Clearly state what sort of a job you want. Get the interest of the hiring person quickly. If you are general and scattered that will make sure that your resume is put in the trash can. 2)THE RIGHT INFORMATION: Only list the accomplishments related to the job you are applying for. Put yourself in the shoes of the resume reader. When looking at the job qualifications needed for the position, what would you be looking for in a candidate? That is what you should include in your resume. 3)THE RIGHT FORMAT: in the body of your resume, use bullet points with short sentences, not lengthy paragraphs. It will help the reader see important information at a glance. And the reader can absorb the most important points. Dont worry about the specifics; you will go into details during the interview. Objective: _______________________________ ________________________________________ Resume Content Note: Application: a formal request for information but it is generic. vs. Resume: a summary of ones qualifications and experiences, & can be tailored to a job opportunity

5 4) Write the information: Review the job announcement online and in the newspapers. Each listing will have a brief summary about the company and the position available. Read it closely and find key words and be sure they are covered in your resume. Use action words - words like prepared, managed, developed, monitored, and presented will help your resume to stand out. Example Incorrect: Sold advertising to 15 companies Correct: Closed 15 strategic accounts billing in excess of $20M annually Highlight your strengths; put the strongest points first. And also highlight what is most relevant to the potential employer. Most resumes are typically reviewed in seconds, what information will hook the reader? In your resume (and interview) you must be positive. Therefore, avoid including negative and irrelevant points. Focus on the duties/experiences that support your objective, and leave off irrelevant personal information like your race, weight, and height. Be aware of White space (the open areas of your resume) and margin/tab alignment. How long should my resume be? What size font should I use? - The font size should be no smaller than 10 point, and the length of your resume can be 1 page (2pages is ok if you have a lifetime of experiences- but it is not necessary). Remember, keep it short and sweet. A youth or volunteer resume can include: Names of projects, dates, host agency and number of hours served. Work accomplished by the project (e.g., painted two murals, led 27 summer campers in basketball, wrote and edited a guide). Skills learned (e.g. how to supervise younger kids, how to work a power hose, work on a team). Other experiences or highlights (e.g. special awards from the hots agency, comments from their team leader, team-building exercises). Build the resume on the computer Resume templates in Word File > New > New from templates > General templates Review the job announcement closely and make sure you cover all the key points. Use action words - like prepared, managed, developed, monitored, and presented will help your resume to stand out. For example: Incorrect: Sold newspapers. Correct: Sold Daily Newspaper to 15 families with subscriptions of over $450 a year. Highlight strengths that support your objective. Be relevant. Most resumes are reviewed in seconds. What information will hook the reader? Avoid negative points. Be positive. White space (the open areas of your resume) grabs attention, use it well. The font size should be no smaller than 10 point, and the length of your resume can be 1 page (2pages is ok if you have a lifetime of experiences- but it is not necessary). Remember, keep it short and sweet. A youth or volunteer resume can include: Names of projects, dates, host agency and number of hours served. Work accomplished by the project (e.g., painted two murals, led 27 summer campers in basketball, wrote and edited a guide). Skills learned (e.g. how to supervise younger kids, how to work a power hose, work on a team). Other experiences or highlights (e.g. special awards from the agency, comments from their team leader, team- building exercises). Before sending it, ask a friend to review your resume. Ask them to give you feedback and to ask you questions about unclear parts. it to yourself as a back up. 12

6 Cover Letter Text or Resume Body Text 2. Should be full name (no nicknames) 3. Make sure the phone is as regular as possible (buy a pre-paid just for professional opportunities). Voice mail should be courteous and right (see the first exercise…your resume should represent all these qualities, right?). 4. should be professional and short. 5. Show that you understand what their business does. Show that you have done your research on the company and are familiar with what they are looking for to get the job done. 6. No TYPOs 1. No TYPOs Cover Letter Rules 14

7 Where do we look? 1.Personal Networks: start in your living room or at your school to find opportunities: a) parents friends b) youth programs c) teachers. 2.Local spots: supermarket/laundromat bulletins, church, stores, library & community centers. 3.RSS Reader on the Internet (feed into one capture spot-individual sites): indeed.com, craigslist.com (jobs & gigs), monsterjobs.com, idealist.org, hotjobs.com, baystate- banner.com 13 Making & Finding Opportunities RSS Reader Day 3 agenda: 1)Opportunities: street sign: hiring; physical Newspaper, online newspaper: boston.com, RSS READER, jobs at reidren.com 2) practicing Applications: reidren.com/job s.html 3) coris


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