Your resume is a reflection of you, so it must be perfect! Keep in mind that your resume will not get you a job, but a great one can definitely get you an interview. Your resume must project the message that you will be a valuable employee and it will be to an employer’s advantage to see you.
accurate, well written, concise and clean, they need to contain a strong career objective, skills that match the job description, extra curricular service outside of work, skills that can be utilized at any time (e.g., computer skills, language skills, presentation skills).
Be honest and enthusiastic in simple language. Highlight your most important accomplishments and skills. Show what results you have produced. Use examples. Begin sentences with power verbs and keep them under 12 words. Use bullet points to separate entries and guide the reader’s eye.
Single space within sections. Double spce between sections. Eliminate extraneous information: Hobbies Height Weight Salary requirements Personal references Pictures Age
Bold section headings to make them stand out. Limit to one page, 8 ½ x 11, white, ivory, or gray stock paper. Avoid fancy fonts and colored paper. Critique it and have two or three people proofread it. Expect a thorough background search.
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Is to briefly summarize your qualifications for a specific position in such a way that an employer will want to find out more about you. The cover letter is your opportunity to sell your talents and skills. Need to match your most important skills and talents with the job description. Customize! Customize! Customize!
Is a short letter! Why? For individual who have limited skills or limited experience. (This is you!) Have 3 paragraphs and are written differently then Experience letters. Consists of: Paragraph 1: Introduction Paragraph 2: Background and Company connection. Paragraph 3: Next step and action.
4 paragraphs long. Used to sell skills, talents, education, and experience related to job description. Consists of: Paragraph 1: Introduction Paragraph 2: Prove you are a problem solver. Paragraph 3: Matching Paragraph 4: Closing
Write to a specific person, not a company. Call the company and ask for the name of the appropriate person. Obtain the person’s title and mailing address. Always double-check spellings.
Three paragraphs Three sentences per paragraph as a general rule. Three points to communicate: Introduce yourself; state your objective and how you learned about the job opeing. Spark the employer’s interest; highlight your skills and qualifications. Communicate your interest; ask for the interview.
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Due before you leave is your Cover Letter for the Queen’s Secretary Position! Final is Thursday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Any questions?????