Presentation on theme: "Using each letter of your first and last name, write one quality that you have, i.e. strength that you feel you possess. Create this list on your own paper."— Presentation transcript:
Using each letter of your first and last name, write one quality that you have, i.e. strength that you feel you possess. Create this list on your own paper and then choose the top three that describe you the most. Use your Clicker to place the top three qualities on the board. F OR E XAMPLE : P repared I nfluential T rained T enacious M otivated A ccomplished N urturing
How do these qualities benefit you? How did you obtain these qualities? Can you gain more helpful qualities? If so, how?
Students will be able to: A.Write a resume for a simulated job interview. B.Format various types of business correspondence (i.e. resumes). C.Proofread business documents to ensure that they are clear, correct, concise, complete, consistent, and courteous with less than 2 grammar errors and no more than 3 spelling errors. D.Select and apply appropriate application software to common business tasks. E.Identify ethical character traits (example: honesty, integrity, justice).
What is a resume? Why is a resume important? What is a resume used for? How do you create a resume?
Marketing tool that sells YOU! Summarizes your skills and abilities that can be utilized in the/a company Helps you in an interview Job screening tool
Contact Information Include your full name, complete address, telephone number, and e-mail address. All words should be spelled out, including “Road” Phone Number format is: (XXX) XXX-XXXX E-mail addresses should be professional. Objective State your employment/career goals in clear and concise statements. Should be not more than two sentences. Answers the question “What can you do for the employer?”
Education List the degree you are currently pursuing, expected graduation date, and grade point average. Schools should be listed in reverse chronological order. List current education first and work backwards. Work Experience List in reverse chronological order: your job title, employer, location (city and state), work performed, and dates. Use action verbs to describe your work. Highlight accomplishments and any skills developed. Whenever possible, quantify what you did (Example: led six-member team, achieved $ in quarterly sales). Avoid the term “Responsibilities or Duties” — instead use action words that emphasize results. Do not write job descriptions! List achievements that you earned.
Honors and Activities List academic honors or other awards you have received. Also list school organizations (list those related to your career field first) or volunteer community groups, including any leadership positions and accomplishments. If you are involved in any school club list these in this section, your position in the group, and the years/months you were involved. Involved in sports in school? Include these here. List similarly as you would a club.
Skills List computer and other technical skills (begin with those related to the job you desire), operational knowledge of special equipment, and languages. Include any additional special skills you have that may interest an employer. List any skills you have gained from school and from jobs held outside of school. References It is generally acceptable to put “References Available Upon Request.” This is considered professional.
Generally, resumes are supposed to be as long as it needs to be to detail all of your experience. For example: A person who has been working for 25 years will have a longer resume than a person who has been working for 2 years. Long resumes are not always good…they take a long time to read. ONE PAGE SS S A ONE PAGE resume is best!!! It is Short, Sweet, and Simple!!!
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, and capitalization to highlight key areas Paper Color – white, light gray or ivory (Use heavy weighted paper) Proofread and Spell Check Place your name and a page number on the top of all subsequent pages of your resume