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What is a Resume? Summary of your qualifications and experience for a particular job Honesty is critical Language, appearance, format as important as content
Resume Language Only essential information Omit I, me, my Phrases instead of sentences
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.
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.
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.
How it should appear: Babysitter Sept. 2011 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.
Language in Your Resume Use correct grammar, spelling, punctuation Start phrases with strong verbs Obtained food orders, served food, cleared tables, assisted wait staff.
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.
Resume Headings Objective Abilities/Talents Achievements/Awards Work Experience Education References
Visual Style One page Light-colored, high-quality paper Standard font Simple design
Sample Resume Michael Sutton 12-34 Main Street Valatie, NY 46601 (574) 123-1234 E-Mail: Noexperience@email.comNoexperience@email.com EDUCATION Chatham Middle School 50 Woodbridge Ave Chatham, NY 12037 Sept. 2006-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.