Presentation on theme: "THE RESUME The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Objectives To increase your working knowledge of the most contemporary information on resume writing. Be able."— Presentation transcript:
Objectives To increase your working knowledge of the most contemporary information on resume writing. Be able to write a resume that has a high probability of getting an interview.
Agenda Resume: What is it? How to develop it? What should it look like? Tailoring your resume to you and the employer. Activity.
A summary of your educational background, employment experience, and skills. A way to communicate your qualifications and market yourself to an employer. A vehicle to get the interview, then the job. What is a Resume? An interview… Great! When?
Developing a Quality Resume Gather your information. Consider the look. Decide what to include. Tailor it.
Questions to ask yourself: What are my employer’s needs and interests for the position? What are my strengths for the job? How can I emphasize them? What are my weaknesses as far as the position is concerned? How can I downplay them? How can I use format, organization, and content to make the most of what I have to offer?
The LOOK… Clean Neat Professional Free of grammatical & spelling errors
What to include in a Resume? Heading Make sure and use a PROFESSIONAL email address Objective Statement (?) To be used…. Hmmm… What do I include?
Education Work Experience Special Categories Demonstrate how you stand out from other applicants References Create a separate sheet for your list of references. What to include in a Resume?
Tailoring The Resume To YOU Hybrid… Functional… Chronological…
Always Put Your Best Face Forward Chronological resume Functional resume Hybrid resume
Tailoring Your Resume To The Employer Pull out the words from the job description. Research your employer and make sure to emphasize how your skills match the businesses values.
Save in.RTF format to create a Rich Text Format. An electronic resume should be converted to PDF if at all possible. Tailoring: Electronic Resume
Tailoring: Scannable Resume Save in.TXT format to create plain text file. Important Tips: Use words directly from the job announcement to explain your qualifications in your resume (NOT their synonyms). In Scannable resumes use nouns instead of verbs because most applicant-tracking systems keywords are nouns. Ex: “Management” instead of “Managed”
Criminal Record Layoff/Fired Job hopping Employment gaps No work history No phone number Tailoring To You: How To Handle Resume Pitfalls
5 signs your resume screams I’m living in the 90’s! You’ve forced it to fit onto one page. You list an objective. You write “references available upon request” at the bottom. You attach it to your email as a Word document. You list every job you’ve ever had in chronological order.