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1 12-1 McGraw-Hill/Irwin © 2012 The McGraw-Hill Companies, All Rights Reserved McGraw-Hill/Irwin Copyright © 2013 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

2 12-2 Chapter 12 Building Résumés   Definition   Job Hunting   Personal Branding   Cautions about Social Networks   Guidelines   Kinds of Résumés   Résumé Information   Electronic Résumé   Honesty

3 12-3 Résumé summary of qualifications for employment  Makes you look well organized, prepared  Highlights your unique qualifications  Helps you try for an even better job  Shows you how to prepare for job market

4 12-4 Job services of career placement extracurricular jobs/internships that give you which courses you like

5 12-5 Job Hunting, a self-assessment  Take personality and aptitude tests  Ask yourself some questions:  What skills and strengths do I have?  What achievements have given satisfaction?  What work conditions do I like?  Do I prefer firm deadlines or flexibility?  What kind of work/life balance do I want?  Where do I want to the Internet to research jobs

6 12-6 Personal a variety of tools to do so:  LinkedIn  Personal web page  Blogs  Facebook  Twitter  Professional forums  Cover letter

7 12-7 Cautions about Social any unprofessional negative comments about current or past employers and political or social any personal information that might embarrass inappropriate material posted by friends, family, blog for writing aptitude

8 12-8 How Employers Use decide whom to screen applicants by scanning or assess what they assume is your best prepare for job get final approval for selected applicants

9 12-9 Guidelines: at least one résumé these days: 2 pages  Put most important information on page 1  Put at least 10 lines on page 2  Include Name and Page 2

10 12-10 Guidelines: your achievements  That are most relevant to position applied for  That show superiority to other applicants  That are recent

11 12-11 Guidelines: Emphasis, emphasize information:  Put it at top or bottom of page  Set it off with white space  Give it in a vertical and/or bulleted list  Include it in an informative heading

12 12-12 Guidelines: evidence to support your you from other numbers and details that add no value

13 12-13 Guidelines: Writing concise (brief, but phrases and sentence use I; use me or my if you more action verbs than items in parallel form

14 12-14 Guidelines: Key words or phrases that employers will have the computer include:  Software programs  Job titles  Types of degrees  Job-specific skills, buzzwords, jargon  Professional organizations  Honor societies  Personality traits

15 12-15 Guidelines: Layout and with layout, fonts, and creating letterhead to use for your résumé and application headings for reading templates

16 12-16 Guidelines: Layout and Design, with fonts, bullets, and spacing to highlight information  Use no more than three fonts  Use color sparingly  Use at least 10-pt type  Use white space to group good quality 8 ½ x 11 paper

17 12-17 Kinds of Résumés: what you did in time with most recent events, uses reverse degrees, job titles, dates

18 12-18 Kinds of Résumés: Chronological, to use—  Your education, experience closely related to job for which you’re applying  You have impressive job titles, offices, or honors

19 12-19 Kinds of Résumés: skills you’ve used, rather than the job in which you used them or the job titles, employment history, dates a.k.a. functional résumé

20 12-20 Kinds of Résumé: Skills, to use—  Your education and experience not usual route to applied job  You’re changing fields  You want to show broad experience from  Paid jobs  Volunteer work  Extracurricular activities  College courses

21 12-21 Résumé  Name and contact information  Education  unfavorable information Always separate categories For over 7 items, use subheading

22 12-22 Résumé Information,  Career Objective  Summary of Qualifications  Honors and Awards  Activities  References  Portfolio

23 12-23 Résumé Information: Contact full name, even if you have a one address; type two side by professional phone (cell or land) where you can be reached during the age, marital status, race, sex, and health

24 12-24 Résumé Information: Career it sound like employers’ job it brief—2 lines at what you want to do, level of responsibility you to a job at a specific company

25 12-25 Résumé Information: Summary of knowledge of specialized technology in your accomplishments  Be specific; include numbers and amounts  Include as many keywords as you can

26 12-26 Résumé Information: main category in these cases—  Earn new degree  Need degree for job you’re seeking  Can present the information it later in these cases—  Need page 1 for another category  Lack degree that other applicants may have

27 12-27 Résumé Information: Education, 4-year and graduate degrees  Include junior college if it gave you other expertise  Include study abroad, even non-credit courses  Give degrees, dates, schools, and list short, descriptive course GPA—if it’s good—and what it’s based on: 3.4/4.0

28 12-28 Résumé Information: Honors and college graduates put on page Honors and Awards if listing more than three Honors and Activities if listing fewer than three items

29 12-29 Résumé Information: Honors and Awards, entries that add to your professional image  Fellowships and scholarships  Awards from professional societies  Major awards from civic groups  Academic honor societies  Varsity letters

30 12-30 Résumé Information: heading that works best for this information for each job held—  Position or job title  Organization  City and state  Dates of employment  Job duties; other details

31 12-31 Résumé Information: for new college this kind of information—  Volunteer work and student organizations  Professional associations  Activities involving talent or responsibility  Varsity or intramural athletics  Leadership roles

32 12-32 Résumé Information: omit from “References Available Upon up 3 to 5 people  New graduates include 1 professor, 1 employer or adviser—minimum  Choose persons who can comment on work habits, leadership skills  Don’t list relatives even if you worked for them  Omit personal or character references

33 12-33 Résumé Information: References, the person’s permission  Jog their memory of your list this information—  Name and title  Organization  City and state  and phone number

34 12-34 Résumé Information: What to activities or school items

35 12-35 Electronic Résumés Basic guidelines of job hunting use your current employer’s up a free, Internet-based using silly or cryptic a simple subject how résumé looks before only one résumé

36 12-36 Electronic Résumés, continued… When sending résumé in text all lines on not use bold, underlining, tabs, or headings in all caps, but avoid awkward line breaks, shorten line lengths to 65 characters and spaces

37 12-37 Honesty ALWAYS BE HONEST ON YOUR RÉSUMÉ !!!


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