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Résumé ( Pronounced reh-zoo-may) A brief summary of your contact information, education, skills, work experiences, activities, and interests. Must be typed!
Why is your Résumé Important? To help you complete a job application quickly and accurately. To demonstrate your potential as an employee To show employer you are organized, prepared and serious about getting a job.
Why is your Résumé Important? Con’t To feel self-assured during an interview To mail or fax to potential employers w/whom you would like to arrange an interview. To distribute to… People that can help you find a job
What should be included on a Résumé? Contact Information Job Objective Education Work Experience Special Skills (Work Skills) Honors, Achievements, & Other Interests References
Contact Information Name Address Telephone and cell phone number E-mail address
Job Objective Job objective: Your employment goal. It identifies which position you are seeking. Job objectives should start with “To” or “Seeking” and should NOT be written as a complete sentence. Examples: To work as a server at a fine dining restaurant To use my education and experience in a challenging position as a computer technician for customer support To be hired as a restaurant cashier or host To obtain full-time employment as a parts department service representative To obtain a full-time position as a clerical assistant with the possibility of advancement Seeking part-time employment as an usher in a movie theater
Education List schools attended List in reverse chronological order (Most recent first) Dates of attendance Name & location of school Curriculum studied Degree or diploma earned [Still attending? List: High School Diploma, (June, 20--)] List any courses that relate to your job objective
Work Experience List all f/t, p/t, summer or volunteer jobs Work of any kind (paid or unpaid); shows responsibility Use reverse chronological order (Most recent first) Include dates of employment, name & location of company, job title
Work Skills Skills learned in school, work, or elsewhere Examples: -Speaking experience -Foreign lang. proficiency -Organization -Office machine operation -Bookkeeping -Computer operation-Report writing -Math problem solving -Sales ability -Software knowledge -Human relations
Honors, Achievements, & Other Interests Show off your achievements! Include GPA (3.0 or higher) Participation in sports, music, etc. Special recognition received Community activities (scouting, Red Cross, 4-H, etc.) Eliminate this section if…You don’t have any achievements
References List 3 references who are willing to speak highly of you & your work ethic Include: Name Business title (if any) Name of Company/organization they work for Address, phone number, e-mail address ASK PERMISSION Good references include…teachers, dean, neighbors, coaches, managers, etc.
Reference Example Cheryl Regenold Teacher Mounds View High School 1900 Lake Valentine Road Arden Hills, MN 55112 651.621.7212 Cheryl.Regenold@moundsviewschools.org
Résumé Writing Tips Use power words (action verbs)to describe skills ~Skilled ~Experienced ~Proficient ~Organized Stick to 1 page Include only 1 font type and use black ink
Résumé Writing Tips, Con’t Contain consistent formatting (spacing, use of bold, italics, & underlining, etc.) Avoid slang & abbreviations (St= Street) Include short phrases (no complete sentences) Do NOT use I, me, my, you, etc. (pronouns)