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1 Developing A Resume Take Charge of your Finances

2 What is a Resume? It is a personal summary of ones background, experience, and accomplishments. It is a personal summary of ones background, experience, and accomplishments. A good resume will vary depending on your personal strengths and position that you are applying for A good resume will vary depending on your personal strengths and position that you are applying for

3 Whether or not a person is chosen for an interview depends on how well he / she can sell themselves on paper.

4 What to Include in a resume Heading – Heading – –Required. –Name, address, phone number, . Anything that will help the employer get in contact with you. Anything that will help the employer get in contact with you. Objective – Objective – –Optional –Describes the position that you want. Ex: Retail management position in the Seattle area. Ex: Retail management position in the Seattle area.

5 What to include in a resume Educational Background Educational Background –Required –Most recent educational experiences listed first. Type of degree Type of degree Institution attended Institution attended Expected date of graduation (month and year only) Expected date of graduation (month and year only) GPA if above 3.0 GPA if above 3.0

6 What to include in a resume Work Experience Work Experience –Required –Usually only identify the most applicable work experiences. –Fully describe them –List in reverse chronological order Position held, name and location of organization, dates of employment. Position held, name and location of organization, dates of employment. What if you have never had a job? What if you have never had a job?

7 What to include in a resume Honors, awards, and volunteer work Honors, awards, and volunteer work –Optional –Any leadership roles (very valuable.) –Specific dates of each honor activity Ex: Received 1 st place at the State Music fest in an octet performance for 250 people. Ex: Received 1 st place at the State Music fest in an octet performance for 250 people.

8 What to include in a resume References References –As an attachment not on actual resume. –A section titled References with the phrase References upon request is required –The actual references can be listed on the next page. –3-5 references –Include their job title, address, phone number, etc.

9 Action Words and Statements Action words- Action words- –Emphasize responsibility Ex- participated, generated, implemented, organized, utilized Ex- participated, generated, implemented, organized, utilized Action Statements Action Statements –Get to the point and describe a task or work experience Ex- Created 15 different publicity posters for the Pep Club Ex- Created 15 different publicity posters for the Pep Club

10 What NOT to include in the resume Weight Weight Height Height SSN SSN Birth Date Birth Date Marital Status Marital Status Photographs Photographs Salary History Salary History Reasons for leaving past job Reasons for leaving past job Hobbies, activities and memberships that dont relate to the sought position Hobbies, activities and memberships that dont relate to the sought position

11 What NOT to include in the resume Avoid using I statements Avoid using I statements Never list exact dates Never list exact dates –Month and year only are sufficient Never list the date the resume was created Never list the date the resume was created

12 How should a resume look? 8 ½ x 11 off white or colored paper 8 ½ x 11 off white or colored paper –Depending on industry of the job 1-2 pages in length 1-2 pages in length Neat and easy to read Neat and easy to read Heading, education, experience, references (in that order) Heading, education, experience, references (in that order) Free of staples and folds Free of staples and folds

13 Resume 1

14 Resume II

15 Compare the Two


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