Presentation on theme: "Resume Writing Today’s Workshop will include: Purpose of a resume"— Presentation transcript:
1 Resume Writing Today’s Workshop will include: Purpose of a resume Information included in a resumeBegin to write your resumeMy first job was working in an orange juice factory, but I got canned, I couldn’t concentrate.Then I worked in the woods as a lumberjack, but I just couldn’t hack it, so they gave me the ax.
2 Purpose of a Resume (It’s a piece of paper that makes a statement about YOU! Is a SNAPSHOT of who you are and what you have doneIs a SUMMARY of your skills, experience, and accomplishmentsIs a user friendly “catalog” of what you have to offer
3 Sections on a resume:Name/Contact Information/ AddressBe sure to use appropriate addressEducationCurrent school, GPA if over 3.5, diploma type, college courses, expected graduation dateAcademic AchievementsList honor societies, academic memberships, academic awards, science fair awards etc.Work/Volunteer ExperienceList part-time, summer jobs, volunteer activitiesEach entry should include: When, Where, and What you didList employers name, position held, and dates including month & yearUse past tense action verbs to list duties and responsibilities, skills used, & accomplishmentsExtra-Curricular ActivitiesList individual activities, sports, or clubs.List office or position heldInclude dates/ years of participationSkillsLanguage skills, computer skills, leadership skills etc.
4 Important things to remember: 1-2 pages (2 pages maximum)Clear, Concise, & Visually appealing.Bold, Italicize, UnderlineUse bullet points (not paragraphs)Include dates (month & years)Be consistent with formattingUse past tense ACTION verbsCorrect Grammar and Spelling
5 Action Verbs: Assisted Initiated Participated Conducted Created PerformedWroteDemonstratedOrganizedTrainedTaughtManagedWorkedMasteredAttendedVolunteeredUtilizedAidedHelpedEarnedDesignedCoachedPlannedResearched