Presentation on theme: "RESUME WRITING A resume is a representation of YOU on paper; it is a summary of your goals, education, experience, strengths, and interests."— Presentation transcript:
RESUME WRITING A resume is a representation of YOU on paper; it is a summary of your goals, education, experience, strengths, and interests.
Things to Remember You only have ONE chance to make a FIRST impression. Your resume may be the first impression an employer gets of YOU. Studies indicate that typically a resume gets 45 seconds of attention before an employer is either 1) interested, or 2) sets it aside. Fit your resume on ONE page. Use ~12 pt font. Print on good quality paper – white, ivory, pastel. Your resume will be changed and adapted as you gain education, experience, and career objectives.
Sections of the Resume 1. Contact info. 2. Objective 3. Education 4. Employment history 5. Skills/expertise 6. Activities/honors/ service 7. References
Contact Information Your name Your permanent address Your home phone number Your cell phone number Your e-mail address
Career or Job Objective The objective is geared toward the job for which youre applying. If your resume is for no particular job, leave out the objective. Example: Objective: A summer internship as an apprentice with an auto repair shop that will utilize my education and training in auto mechanics.
Education Name and location of school Degree and graduation date Major and minor GPA ( If youre still in high school, list your projected graduation date)
Employment History List all previous and present employers Place of employment Dates of employment Job title Job responsibilities
Skills and Qualifications Special skills you possess that pertain to the job: leadership, keyboarding, welding, foreign language, public speaking, organization, software proficiency (give examples, list courses, positions held, programs used, etc.)
Activities – Honors - Service Your leadership, sociability, and energy level is shown by your involvement in different activities. Clubs, sports, community service, academic and other honors Include dates and offices held
References * Include all contact information* References Available Upon Request TEACHER or ADMINISTRATOR EMPLOYER CLUB SPONSOR COLLEAGUEFRIEND OR NEIGHBOR WHO WORKS IN YOUR AREA OF INTEREST
STOP!! Do not forget : PROOFREAD REVISE AS NEEDED SPELLING ERRORS ARE UNACCEPTABLE
Example Resume College graduate Technically oriented
Contact Information: Michael Patrick Lynch 101 Provins Drive Tullahoma, TN 37388 (931) 455-5555 (931) 224-3644 firstname.lastname@example.org Education: Graduated May 2002 from Tullahoma High School (TN), honors diploma Graduated August 7, 2006 with B.S. in Computer Science, Auburn University GPA: 3.21 Employment History: Auburn University Office of Information TechnologyOct. 2004-Aug. 2006 Helpdesk Consultant Auburn University, CSSE Dept.Jan. 2006-May 2006 Undergraduate TA – Personal Computer Applications (COMP 1000) Aerospace Testing Alliance (ATA), Arnold AFB, TNMay 2005-Aug. 2005 Summer Intern Village Photographers, Auburn, ALMar. 2004-Oct. 2004 Photo Manager, Computer Network Administrator, Photographer Computer Café, Tullahoma, TN2000-2002, plus college breaks Senior Technician, Main Billing Contact Animal Clinic of Tullahoma, Tullahoma, TN1998-2006 as available Computer Technician, Maintained Facilities, Odd Jobs
Technical Expertise: Languages/APIs, etc. Operating Systems/Software: Java (J2SE) Linux C++ Win95/98/200/Mc/XP C#.NET MAC OS X Perl Apache HTTP Server PHP MySQL HTML/CSS MS Visual Studio 2005 XML MS Visio, MS Office Apps Scheme Adobe Photoshop OpenGL Macromedia Dreamweaver SQL Assembly (x86 32-bit) Extracurricular Activities: Member, Auburn Action Campus Civitan, Fall 2004 – Spring 2006 Intramural Soccer – Co-ed league champions, Spring 2005 Hobbies: Guitar, Music Computers – Programming, Web Development, Games Soccer Photography Auburn Football Fan – WAR EAG LE