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1 Advanced Resume Writing Professional Development Series

2 Well be covering: Content Presentation Style CYC Stats How to Use a Resume Online Presence CYC Professional Dev 2012

3 CONTENT

4 ObjectiveResume Profile Why you fit the job. Career Summary Use if applying for specific job. Use if posting resume widely.

5 Objective Strengths, abilities and qualifications for the particular employer.

6 Research the Company What are their values? Do they have a lot of turnover? Who is the hiring manager? Do you know someone at the company?

7 Resume Profile About you, not the employer. Skills, accomplishments & career level. Creativity. Keywords. Certifications, advanced degrees.

8 Opener for Resume Profile Bartholomew Gonzalez is an overachiever when it comes to people. Bart enjoys helping people achieve over and above the highest level of their potential, from the very young to the very not-so-young, as well as the special needs community.

9 Cover Letter Intro – Position Hiring for. Body – How you meet their need. Closing – Express desire for follow up.

10 KeyWords Include keywords in your resume if you intend to upload your resume to a job search board.

11 KeyWords Question: What keywords are employers searching for your desired position? How to find the answer: Search for your desired position on Job Search Engines. Look for common theme in the keywords.

12 Job Search Engines search-engines/list.htm

13 References List on a separate document. Get permission. Have an idea of what they will say. Provide upon request. Do not include on resume.

14 Content Tips Include websites of former employers. Highlight relevant skills.

15 Employment Gaps Use a cover letter to explain gaps in employment. Avoid posting too many positions and looking like a job jumper.

16 PRESENTATION

17 Presentation Tips Include personalized cover letter. Include white space. Include your address which should be Keep resume under 2 pages.

18 Resume Format Chronological – use if you have stayed in the same field Functional - use if you have switched fields

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20 Digital Resumes

21 Save as PDF

22 STYLE

23 Style Tips Bullet points Be concise. Have it proofread. Use active verbs.

24 Active Verb Example Non-active: I made 11 curriculum modules for my team. Active: I created and/or customized 11 curriculum modules for my team.

25 Outcomes with Numbers Rather than stating: Taught digital literacy classes to adult students. State: Taught and graduated an average of 18 adult digital literacy students every six weeks.

26 CYC Stats For your team, we can tell you: The number of people trained The number of SBAs The number of people reached in outreach efforts

27 CYC Stats For you: Think about what stats you already know. Talk to your PA. Talk to Angela. Were here to help you.

28 How to Use a Resume Send your resume to people, not places. Send your resume with a cover letter. Dont mass mail your resume. Send your resume with the job application form. Follow up.

29 Online Presence

30 CYC Blogging Team

31 CYC Professional Dev 2012 Advanced LinkedIn for the Job Seeker Use Your Network (Online & Offline) to Find a Job Meaningful Networking: Online & Offline

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