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1 Resume Writing Home & Careers 8 Mrs. Hayes

2 What is a Resume? Summary of your qualifications and experience for a particular job Honesty is critical Language, appearance, format as important as content

3 Resume Language Only essential information Omit I, me, my Phrases instead of sentences

4 Change this Phrase: This past summer I was a dog sitter for my neighbors the Kellys. I played with the Black Lab, Sampson, age 3. I took him for walks, fed him, brushed him, and played with him for a couple of hours a day. I was paid $8.00 a day.

5 How it should appear on your Resume: Dog Sitter Summer 2011 The Kelly Family 12 Main St. Chatham *Fed, bathed, played with and exercised neighbors dog while they were on vacation.

6 Try Another One: I babysat my 6 year old little sister when my parents had to go to a meeting. I played with her outside on the swing set, painted her nails and we ate cookies. I was paid $10 for 2 hours.

7 How it should appear: Babysitter Sept The Miller Family 1 Carson Ln, Ghent *Cared for, played with, and baby sat a six year-old girl when parents were at a meeting.

8 Language in Your Resume Use correct grammar, spelling, punctuation Start phrases with strong verbs Obtained food orders, served food, cleared tables, assisted wait staff.

9 Language in Your Resume Specific numbers/examples to show measurable accomplishments Cared for neighbor’s 3 dogs while she was on 3-month vacation. Walked dogs and fed them multiple times daily.

10 Resume Headings Objective Abilities/Talents Achievements/Awards Work Experience Education References

11 Visual Style One page Light-colored, high-quality paper Standard font Simple design

12 Sample Resume Michael Sutton Main Street Valatie, NY (574) EDUCATION Chatham Middle School 50 Woodbridge Ave Chatham, NY Sept Current LEADERSHIP SKILLS Chatham Middle School Student Council President *Initiated social functions to help acclimate new students to the high school environment. "Let's Read" Program: *Started a successful after-school reading and tutoring program with high school students helping second- and third-graders. EMPLOYMENT Cashier/Bagger Price Chopper Super Market, Chatham NY Summer 2004 *Received cash, check and credit cards for payment of customer’s merchandise items; *Assisted with bagging grocery items; restocked shelves; returned shopping carts from the parking areas. COMMUNITY SERVICE Local Medical Center, Hudson, NY *Manned the toll booth in the parking garage; collected funds, gave change and directions. SKILLS PC computers Athletics- Modified Soccer, Basketball Bi-lingual English/Spanish.

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