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1 Resumes and Cover Letters Practical English Mr. Froh

2 Resumes - Content Contact Information Objective – General or Specific Education Experience – Work Work – Organizations, volunteer experience Organizations, volunteer experience References Honors, Awards

3 Contact Information Full Name – Center Top Address – Permanent – Right justified – Temporary – Left justified Phone Number – Home and Cell Address – Academic or professional and personal Positioning

4 Objective General objective for field or profession Specific objective if directed at specific job or position Your chance to explain your goals in your own words! Be clear, direct, and well-spoken!

5 Education Most recent first Name of school, location – College, High School, Middle School Degree seeking or earned Date or anticipated date of graduation

6 Work Experience List by relevance or date Position held, location, dates of employment Brief description of job duties or responsibilities – Emphasize relevance to the job desired or applied for

7 Organizations/ Volunteer Experience Any organizations or groups promoting positive causes, leadership or other relevant qualities Any relevant volunteer or community service activities. Location and dates – Not only exhibits skills or knowledge, but community involvement or diversity as an individual!

8 References People who can attest to your skills, abilities, knowledge and personality, as both an individual and/or an employee Always ask before you list someone as a reference! At least three At least one professional reference No relatives,

9 Honors or Awards Name and date of award or honor – Again, an opportunity to promote yourself not only as a possible employee but a diverse and involved individual Add any other relevant information or experiences you have that may help you stand out as a candidate for this profession or job

10 Resume Tips Direct your resume not toward what you have done, but what you want to do; the future, not the past, goals, not accomplishments Promote yourself as a possible employee first and foremost, as an individual secondarily.

11 Most Important… Honesty and Integrity!!! – False information or lying will not only expose you and embarrass you if you get the job, but will make it much harder to get another job when you get fired from this one!

12 Cover Letter What is it? A letter to the person doing the hiring explaining why you should be hired for the job. Another chance to exhibit your knowledge, skills, and abilities A resume written in your own words!

13 Cover Letter Content Write your cover letter in the format of a formal business letter. Address it directly to the person who would hire you. Address that person using the correct title. Tailor it specifically to the company and position. – Do not create a generic form letter!

14 Cover Letter Tips NO spelling or grammar errors! Write naturally, in your own words, but intelligently Exhibit your knowledge; use terms or phrases that apply to the industry and the specific position. Respond to the posted advertisement for the position.

15 Most Important… Honesty and Integrity!!! – False information or lying will not only expose you and embarrass you if you get the job, but will make it much harder to get another job when you get fired from this one!

16 Some Examples Mr. Fry’s Resume Mr. Fry’s Cover Letter Sources and more helpful tips – All the tips and information in the lesson came from Mr. Hilker’s Educ. 316, Technology Enhanced Instruction web page and Mr. Froh’s resume lesson. – Click here to explore more tips and samples.here » Take the Resume Quiz herehere

17 The Resume Quiz Where should your name be on your resume? – Upper right corner Upper right corner – Signed at the bottom or end Signed at the bottom or end – Center top Center top – Never put your name on your resume Never put your name on your resume

18 The Resume Quiz Which educational experience should come first on your resume? – High school information High school information – Your dog’s obedience class info Your dog’s obedience class info – Kindergarten class information Kindergarten class information

19 The Resume Quiz What should you NOT include in descriptions of past employment? – Company name and location Company name and location – Why you got fired Why you got fired – Position and dates of employment Position and dates of employment – Brief description of duties and responsibilities Brief description of duties and responsibilities

20 The Resume Quiz Who should you address your cover letter to? – Yourself Yourself – The company you want to work for The company you want to work for – Britney Spears, C/O rehabilitation clinic Britney Spears, C/O rehabilitation clinic – The person at the company who will hire for the position The person at the company who will hire for the position

21 The Resume Quiz Why do you need a cover letter if you have a resume already? – To repeat all your information from your resume To repeat all your information from your resume – To explain your qualifications and demonstrate your knowledge in your own words To explain your qualifications and demonstrate your knowledge in your own words – To show the company that you can write “real good” To show the company that you can write “real good” – Because you have nothing better to do that write several letters Because you have nothing better to do that write several letters

22 Nice Job! You all are officially resume experts; you should have no trouble getting the job of your dreams if you use your newfound knowledge when writing your resumes! Good luck!

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