Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

What Is A Resume ? your education job related experiences skills and accomplishments Resume is a French word meaning, summary. A resume is a brief, concise.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "What Is A Resume ? your education job related experiences skills and accomplishments Resume is a French word meaning, summary. A resume is a brief, concise."— Presentation transcript:

1 What Is A Resume ? your education job related experiences skills and accomplishments Resume is a French word meaning, summary. A resume is a brief, concise history of:

2 Why Is A Resume Important? Your resume introduces you. It serves as your personal advertisement. It lets employers know you are a first-rate candidate.

3 A Good Resume Is: Concise Well Organized Dynamic Easy to read Neat Arrange categories starting with your greatest strength. This means some of you will have education first, others, your employment history.

4 What To Include? Your full name Your complete address Home telephone # address Caution

5 Job Objective Poor Statement – A challenging position that uses my education and creativity Better Statement – An entry level position as a child care provider with First Step Child Care. My Advice – Leave it off.

6 Education & Training Names and locations of schools or programs, e.g. Modesto Junior College, Modesto,CA Dates of attendance: e.g present Degrees, certificates or licenses awarded e.g. Associate of Arts Degree Major: Speech Communication G.P.A. Course work

7 Work Experience Full-time employment Part-time employment Internships Military service Volunteer and summer work

8 Special Skills Skills e.g. language skills, computer (write down specific computer knowledge that you possess e.g. XP or Vista) Personal accomplishments; e.g. Employee of the Year Interests and activities that demonstrate job-related skills.

9 Set the Right Tone Focus on the positive contributions you have made to your employers, your school and your community. Highlight your accomplishments - Don’t just list your duties. Tell what you have actually achieved, and be specific POORSupervised staff. GOODSupervised six staff members at a summer camp for 9 to 12 year olds.

10 Avoid Wordiness Use key words and phrases instead of complete sentences. Eliminate the pronoun I. Be direct. Good Example – Increased profits from fund-raisers by 10% in one year. Poor Example – I staged an extensive campaign to cut costs and increase overall profits from fund-raisers by 10% in the course of one year’s time

11 COSTPLUS Modesto, CA4/1985-8/2008 Merchandise Department Manager Supervised staff of 21 employees including hiring, firing, discipline and training. Organized system to expedite merchandise returns which totaled over $200K. Enhanced relationship between the sales & retail division with the merchandise & wholesale division. Responsible for $1million+ in-house inventory including purchasing, quality control, distribution and rotation of multi-million dollar inventories. This responsibility also included bonus-earning reductions in inventory loss and variations. Terrific vendor relationships to ensure correct and prompt delivery of products and return of low-turning merchandise. Reorganized department into separate divisions to improve efficiency. Oversaw and assisted shipping & receiving manager. Reported directly to President. COSTPLUS Modesto, CA4/1985-8/2008 Merchandise Department Manager Supervised staff of 21 employees including hiring, firing, discipline and training. Organized system to expedite merchandise returns which totaled over $200K. Enhanced relationship between the sales & retail division with the merchandise division. Reorganized department into separate divisions to improve efficiency. Entrusted with $1million+ in-house inventory including purchasing, quality control, distribution and rotation of multi-million dollar inventories.

12 Leave Out Age Weight Marital status Health status, etc. Picture of yourself

13 What Format to Use? The two most common formats are: Reverse Chronological Functional

14 Reverse Chronological Information is arranged listing the most recent experience first. Advantage - This format gives a clear picture of where you’ve worked and what you’ve accomplished. It is logical and easy to follow. Many employers prefer this form. Disadvantage - Limited experience, any gaps in employment, or other weak areas may be evident.

15 Casey Smith __________________________________________________________________ 1111 Tally Court, Modesto, CA h(209) Professional Background THE RICHMOND CO. Modesto, CA8/2008-1/2011 Operations Manager Supervised staff of 25 employees including hiring, firing, discipline and training. Implemented a new custom order system increasing revenues by 50%. Facilitated weekly sales meetings, which included motivating sales staff with promotions. Reorganized A/R department to ensure sustainability. Trained employees on new ERP computer program. Developed reference book outlining a step-by-step procedure guide. Entrusted with transporting $250K worth of merchandise to retailers and tradeshows. COSTPLUS Modesto, CA4/1985-8/2008 Merchandise Department Manager Supervised staff of 21 employees including hiring, firing, discipline and training. Organized system to expedite merchandise returns which totaled over $200K. Enhanced relationship between the sales & retail division with the merchandise division. Reorganized department into separate divisions to improve efficiency. Entrusted with $1million+ in-house inventory including purchasing, quality control, distribution and rotation of multi-million dollar inventories. Awards received: 6 Employee of the Month Awards. 5, 10 and 20 year service awards Inspirational Trustworthy Leaders from Soleman Leadership Institute Education Background MODESTO JUNIOR COLLEGE Modesto, CA2009-Present Business Administration--19 Units completed General Education Computer Literacy: MS Works 8.0, Winsoft Software, Myriad Reader, ModelPress Viewer Languages: Working knowledge of reading and speaking Spanish References: Furnished upon request

16 Functional In this format information is arranged in areas of skill Advantage - It draws attention to accomplishments. It highlights what you’re capable of doing. Disadvantage - Some employers are suspicious of this format.

17

18 References Two lines of thought on references: Simply state: REFERENCES: Will be provided upon request Or Include them on a separate sheet of paper that matches your resume.

19 Resume Layout One page Font size at least 12 Margins - Should have even borders all around The most important information should be at the top. Always typed Paper - Use quality, bonded paper  White, light tan or gray


Download ppt "What Is A Resume ? your education job related experiences skills and accomplishments Resume is a French word meaning, summary. A resume is a brief, concise."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google