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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 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.
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
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.
Purpose of a Resume MMMMarketing Tool – sells YOU! SSSSummarizes how your skills and abilities can contribute to their company. HHHHelps get you a Job Interview EEEEmployer screening tool
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
Write Career Objective Statements HHHHighlights your key skill areas – draws attention to specific skills that support your job goal PPPParagraph or bulleted list SSSShould include your Security Clearance if you have one TTTTime to “brag” about your best qualities – your “greatest hits”
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”.
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.
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
USE of Action Verbs A Guide To Resume Writing 12
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
Administered Analyzed Appraised AssembledBudgetedCoached CompiledConductedCoordinated DesignedDevelopedEvaluated FacilitatedManagedMonitored NegotiatedPlanned Repaired Printed Recorded Recruited Served Supervised Taught TranslatedWrote Reviewed Good skill-related verbs
Usage of Professional Related Words Worked on a project titled……. Trained and supervised……. Provided training……………. Associated with Research work with….. Intern ship with…….. organization
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.
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
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
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