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By A.Ratna Malathi A.Suresh Babu. Difference Between Resume, CV And Bio-data  RESUME: A resume is a one or two page “summary” of your skills, experience.

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1 By A.Ratna Malathi A.Suresh Babu

2 Difference Between Resume, CV And Bio-data  RESUME: A resume is a one or two page “summary” of your skills, experience and education. Generally no more longer than a page or two. CV: Curriculum Vitae is a longer and more detailed synopsis. Generally over a couple of pages long. BIO-DATA: Bio-Data files concentrate more on the individual and his attributes like height, weight, colour, skin complexion,…and more that describes the person the best.

3 Resume Essentials Objectives  Review  Review key elements in the resume writing process  Write  Write career objectives and descriptive accomplishment statements  Construct  Construct a draft resume

4 Your Resume… Opens The Door In the job search, paper is the great equalizer. Most employers want to see you on paper before meeting you in person.

5 Marketing Your Resume Basic Job Search Principle = Market Yourself! 5

6 Purpose of a Resume MMMMarketing Tool – sells YOU! SSSSummarizes how your skills and abilities can contribute to their company. HHHHelps get you a Job Interview EEEEmployer screening tool

7 What Information Should Be In A Resume?  Career Objective  Education  Work or Professional Experience(IF)  Volunteer Experience  Achievements /Activities  Computer Skills  Projects  Strenghts  Personal Profile 7

8 Write Career Objective Statements HHHHighlights your key skill areas – draws attention to specific skills that support your job goal PPPParagraph or bulleted list SSSShould include your Security Clearance if you have one TTTTime to “brag” about your best qualities – your “greatest hits”

9 Example Career Objectives Phrase a realistic objective or leave blank:  Examples:  "An executive creative position where extensive marketing, writing, management, design, and technical skills are required, preferably within Database Management“.  “Desire a position in the office management, secretarial or clerical area. Prefer a position requiring responisbility and a variety of tasks”.

10 Objective Statement Avoid over generalized statements: A position allowing me to utilize my knowledge and expertise in different areas. Avoid statements that focus only on what a company can do for you: A position where I gain experience in working on biological problems 10 Make the statement as specific as possible: A position which allows me to apply my background in engineering and high performance computing to biological problems.

11 CourseName of the institution Name of the board/ universit y Discipline / specializa tion Duratio n of the course Percentag e B.Tech Interme diate SSC

12 USE of Action Verbs A Guide To Resume Writing 12

13 Words describing personal abilities:  Creative, efficient, proficient, systematic, hard worker, prefer to act, well versed in..., willing to take initiative, like to work in one place, enjoy challenging experience, persistance to work underpressure, first-hand knowledge of..., having a desire to learn

14 Administered Analyzed Appraised AssembledBudgetedCoached CompiledConductedCoordinated DesignedDevelopedEvaluated FacilitatedManagedMonitored NegotiatedPlanned Repaired Printed Recorded Recruited Served Supervised Taught TranslatedWrote Reviewed Good skill-related verbs

15 Usage of Professional Related Words  Worked on a project titled…….  Trained and supervised…….  Provided training…………….  Associated with Research work with…..  Intern ship with…….. organization

16 Things that Define a Killer ResumeThings that Define a Killer Resume.  Do get organized.  Do know your reader.  Do be clear and concise.(Use Bullet Points./Write Short Sentences./Avoid repeating yourself.)  Do use action verbs. Do use active voice.  For example, “I planned an event” creates a stronger impression than “An event was planned by me”.  Incorrect: Know how to use the Java programming language.  Correct: Programmed the online store in Java to support one thousand page views per second.

17 Resume Formats Chronological  Focuses  Focuses on your work history with most recent position first  Easy  Easy for employers to follow your career history  Shows  Shows career progression and growth Functional Resume  Focuses  Focuses on your skills and experience. Skills are grouped into functional areas  Used  Used most often when changing careers or if there are employment gaps Combination Resume  Combination  Combination of the Chronological & Functional resumes  Highlights  Highlights skills and provides the chronological work history that some employers prefer

18 Paper Resumes: Tips & Guidelines  Professional look and feel, good visual appeal, white space for readability  Page Length – 1 to 2 pages  Font – Tahoma, Arial, Times New Roman, or Verdana  Font Size – 10 to 12 points  Font Styles – bold, italics, & capitalization to highlight key areas  Paper Color – white, light gray or ivory  Proofread and Spell Check  Place your name and page # on all subsequent pages of your resume 18

19 Resume Writing Tips  Know the purpose of your resume  Back up your qualities and strengths  Make sure to use the right keywords  Put the most important information first  Avoid negativity  No pictures  One resume for each employer  Use action verbs  No jargon or slang


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