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Separate Yourself! CREATING THE EFFECTIVE RESUME
What is a Resume? A one page summary of your skills, education, and experience. An advertisement for yourself One of the most important pieces of writing you will ever create A solid resume is the key that will open the door to good jobs
A. Less than 30 seconds B. 3 Minutes C. 1 Minute How long do employers typically look at a resume?
Heading – name, address, phone number, email address Objective – a one sentence explanation of the type of job you are seeking Education – school, dates of attendance or graduation date Experience – previous employers, location, dates of employment, job title, job duties (use action verbs) Activities – school or community Summary of Skills – relevant to the employer What should be included in a resume?
How do I set up a resume? Use section headers Major headers – Objective, Education, Employment History/Work Experience, School Activities Minor headers – Computer Experience, Certifications, Relevant Courses, Volunteer Experience Most young people use a Chronological Format It follows your work history backward from your current job Stick to one format Use action phrases and match your skills and experience with the employer’s needs
Use white or off-white professional weight paper and black ink Avoid using colored paper or fancy graphics unless the job you are applying for is in a career area that might stress this type of formatting Print on a quality laser printer When sending a resume to an employer or college, don’t skimp!
It is an advertisement to get you the interview Make sure your resume is PERFECT! Limit the resume to one page Use 1” margins and at least 10-point font size Avoid using bold, italics, and underline too much Emphasize your accomplishments Tell the truth Choose words carefully; sound positive and confident Avoid using “I” Resume Tips and Suggestions
Accept Organize Design Handle Train Encourage Participate Prepare Control Plan Arrange Guide Promote Inform Cooperate Coordinate Action verbs for your resume
SAMPLE RESUMES Two Sample Resumes for High School Students