Presentation on theme: "Creating your Résumé Computer Information Technology."— Presentation transcript:
Creating your Résumé Computer Information Technology
Objectives The Student will: Be able to complete a résumé using one of the templates
Starting Your Résumé Before you create your résumé you should decide what “categories” you will include. For a High School student I recommend the following: 1.Objective 2.Education 3.Work Experience 4.Volunteer Experiences 5.Extracurricular Activities 6.Languages 7.Computer Skills
Picking a Résumé Template There are many résumé templates available in office 2007. Many from monster.com Some from users A few from Microsoft. Pick a template you find aesthetically pleasing (i.e. it looks good!) You want your résumé to stand out but don’t go overboard.
Résumé Template Once you have selected your template you begin to customize it… Remove what’s there and add your information. Keep the style
Résumé Objective: Tailor this to the job your looking for Experience: Give some details Extracurricular: Include any leadership roles or awards Skills: include any skills that set you apart from the other applicants
First Impressions Résumé is often the first impression an employer has of you. Does it look professional? Is everything spelled correctly? Did you use upper and lower case letters?
True Example This email was received last year: What do you think Ms. Glynn thought of this person? ATTN:Nancy J. Apke Hello I would like to introduce myself. My name is xxxxx xxxxxx. I apply to CPS for the position of Security Officer. I was inform to contact the school of my chose. So I would like to contact you to find out if you are hired for Public Saftery Officer. If you are hired can you please contact me at 773-XXX-XXXX. Hopr to hear from you soon. Thank You.