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1 Résumé Writing

2 What is a résumé? Marketing tool One page advertisement Show your STRENGTHS

3 First Impressions Résumé  Must be PERFECT!  Appearance  Paper  Accurate  Truthful

4 Parts of a Résumé  Personal Information  Objective  States purpose  Education  Activities  Volunteer Service  Honors & Awards  Work Experience

5 Career Objective  Briefly state your GOALS and the type of job you would like to be considered for. EXAMPLE: To obtain an entry level position as a medical assistant

6 Education  Present EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES in reverse chronological order.  List the last school attended first and then go backwards.  Include NAME and location of SCHOOLS.  List CURRICULUM studied (College or University).  Include DATES of attendance (2000-2003).  List DIPLOMA or DEGREE earned.  List the Relevant COURSES.  Include the Grade Point Average (only if it is about 3.5 or above).

7 Work Experience  Include all PAID work.  Include VOLUNTEER work that may relate to your objective or shows responsibility.  Use reverse chronological order  Include DATES of employment, the NAMES and LOCATIONS of the companies or organizations and job titles.

8 Awards, Honors, & Achievements  List any that you have received in school, church, community, or work  Examples:  FBLA, Yearbook, National Honor Society, Honor Roll, Eagle Scout, City/County Youth Council, Volunteer Hospital work, etc.

9 Community Service/Volunteer Work  List any community service you have participated in  Examples:  Food Pantry, Canned food drives, Christmas Angel Program, Nursing homes, Hospitals, School functions, etc.

10 Work Skills  Computer programs  MicroSoft Office, PowerPoint Presentations, MovieMaker, etc.  Equipment  Cash Register, Copying Machines, etc.  Personal work ethics  Dependability, Punctuality, Honesty, Creativity, Organization etc.

11 EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES INTERESTS & HOBBIES  Activities outside of school classes:  Sports, music, clubs, service projects, scouting, community service, etc.  Personal activities:  Running, Gardening, Reading, Computers, Carpentry, Skiing/Snow Boarding, Boating, Water Skiing/Wake Boarding, Photography, Sewing, Carpentry, Crafts, Scrapbooking, etc.

12 References  Teachers  Mentors  Pastor  Principal  Organization Sponsor  Coach  NO FAMILY

13 Format  1” – 1.25” margins  Max: 12 pt font, Min: 10 pt. font size  Professional font style-easy to read  Bulleted lists  Use phrases with action verbs  Use tabs for alignment  Consistency

14 Action Verbs  Served turkey dinner to homeless  Organized high school prom  Assisted with Open House Activities  Recruited members for FBLA  Volunteered at hospital once a month  Tutored 9 th grade math student  Picked up litter in community

15 You can do it!  Always proofread, have a friend proofread, and edit!!  Sell yourself!  Make a GREAT first impression!

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