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1 The Art of Resume Writing The Art of Resume Writing

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5 What is the purpose of a resume?

6 Purpose of a resume…. Provides an introduction of a candidate Provides an introduction of a candidate Provides insight into your skills Provides insight into your skills Offers a snap-shop of your educational and job experience Offers a snap-shop of your educational and job experience

7 The various components of a resume are……

8 *Introduction *Objective optional *Experience *Educational *Skills

9 The Introduction Sean Carter 1212 Millionaire Lane Hampton, New York *you select the address*

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11 The Objective If you have a cover letter, you generally do not need an objective. If you decide you want one anyway, it should be a concise and meaningful statement describing your career goals. Be as specific as possible without being too restrictive

12 Experience List experiences as follows: Job title, employer, location (city, state) and the dates. List experiences as follows: Job title, employer, location (city, state) and the dates. The order of the job title and the employer depends on how you want to present yourself. De-emphasize dates, months may or may not be relevant. The order of the job title and the employer depends on how you want to present yourself. De-emphasize dates, months may or may not be relevant. You may choose to put either the job title or employer name first. You should decide which is more important - where you worked or what you did. You may choose to put either the job title or employer name first. You should decide which is more important - where you worked or what you did.

13 Experience cont. May include full-time, part-time, related volunteer work or relevant campus activities, and internships. Remember, not all paid positions reflect your skills. May include full-time, part-time, related volunteer work or relevant campus activities, and internships. Remember, not all paid positions reflect your skills. Use actions words and adjectives to describe the skills you have developed and applied. Cite your specific responsibilities and accomplishments for each position. Use actions words and adjectives to describe the skills you have developed and applied. Cite your specific responsibilities and accomplishments for each position. Be thorough in your descriptions without exaggerating. Be thorough in your descriptions without exaggerating.

14 Education *List the schools that you’ve attend beginning with the month and year you graduated Example May 2000 High school Diploma, Turner Job Corps December 2002, Associate of Arts, Darton College

15 SKILLS: Computer: Even if it is only word processing skills, list familiarity with computer systems, applications and programs. If you don't have it, they assume you don't know it. Language: State degree of proficiency in reading, writing and speaking. HONORS & AWARDS: List academic, leadership and athletic honors. If you only have academic awards you can list them under your GPA in the Education section.

16 REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST: *If you opt to, or the employer requests references at the same time you submit your resume, be sure the reference has agreed to your request to be used as a reference.

17 The Final Product

18 Sean Carter 1212 Millionaire Lane Hampton, NY OBJECTIVE: To manage an international media consortium. EDUCATION December 2002, Masters of Business Administration, Rutgers University May 1997, Bachelor of Arts, Howard University EXERIENCE: CEO: Def Jam Recordings, May 2001-present -Manage 25 member VP staff -Oversee a budget of 7.8 million dollar budget Director of Marketing: Uptown Records, June, 1997-May Handled Public Relations for new artists -Organized tour productions -Managed 3.5 million dollar budget -Talent scout for new artists SKILLS: - L anguage: Fluent in Spanish and French -C omputer: Windows, Microsoft Word, Corel Word Perfect. Proficient in internet research, familiar with Java programming. REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

19 After the completion of the resume ask yourself these questions………… Are you proud of your resume? Are you proud of your resume? Is it visually appealing? Is it visually appealing? Does it present your skills in the best possible light? Does it present your skills in the best possible light? Is it loaded with accomplishments? Is it loaded with accomplishments? Would you interview the person described? Would you interview the person described? Does it contain the industry keywords necessary to get past the scanning process? Does it contain the industry keywords necessary to get past the scanning process?


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