3 RESUME Consider yourself a product You are tying to sell your “product” to employersPackage your product wellshow how much you are worth to their company
4 The interview gets the job, the resume gets you the interview! WHAT IS A RESUMEA resume is your calling cardA resume highlights your experience, skills and accomplishmentsA resume motivates an employer to interview you.A resume communicates your value to an employerThe interview gets the job, the resume gets you the interview!
6 CONTACT INFORMATIONName (largest font)Address, City and StateTelephone NumberCell NumberAddressYou may want to open an account specifically for job search. Use appropriate language in the address. Using your name is appropriate.Example:
7 CAREER OBJECTIVE/STATEMENT The objective is your marketing slogan-short powerful and descriptiveKeep it short, clean, one powerful sentenceJust as important as resume-take time to develop it wellShould tell the reader what you will add to their company or do for themSeeking to utilize four years cashier experience, handling high volume cash flow
8 Sample ObjectivesExpress your objective in a concise manner using as few words as necessaryUse adjectives to describe your work styleDependable High School cashierAnimated and hard working student whoVibrant and inventive high school student
9 EDUCATION State graduation date or anticipated graduation date. If you attended more then one school list most recent education first.Do not list middle schoolGPA (if 3.0 or greater)Academic honors and relevant classesEx: applying to receptionist position-list computer classes taken or planning to take
10 Work Experience Most recent employment first Include: Job title Name of company and city/stateDo not list address or telephone numberDates of employment (month/year)List duties performed/skills learned
11 VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCEUse Volunteer Experience relevant to the job you are seekingList duties performed/skills learnedExample:Vet Tech applicant who volunteered for an animal shelterExample: management applicant who was president of his class or school group
12 SKILLS & ABILITIESDescribes accomplishments/skills acquired through work, school, or other activities.Should be relevant to the job you are seeking.Tailor your resume to each job that you apply for to ensure your resume shows you have the skill the employer is seeking.Pick the skills out from the job description
13 Create your own sizzle sheet Create “sizzle sheet” of skills and accomplishmentsBe specific with numbers where possibleStart each sentence with a powerhouse wordDO NOT EXAGGERATE OR LIE
14 Sizzle Sheet examples Skill 1: People Skill 2: Writing Skill 3: Speech Read to, and play checkers with elderly at nursing home weeklyHelped raise $680 for Students against Drunk DrivingAverage, but enthusiastic baseball team memberSkill 2: WritingWrote a 12-page paperPublished in School newspaperPresented and wrote a 12 minute slide presentationResearched and wrote an extensive persuasive Research Paper receiving an “A”Skill 3: SpeechMember of Debate club 3-yearsReceived 1st place at Regional competitionDelivered _____ number of speechesSill 4: ComputersProficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OutlookType 60+WPMRepaired teachers broken computerEarned an “A” in all computer classes
15 RESUME FORMAT Chronological Most people utilize this format. It follows your work history backward from your current job, listing employers, dates and job responsibilities.
17 Resume Format Functional For someone who has held many jobs or has developed skills the Functional Format is more useful.A Functional resume is created without employment dates or company names.This format concentrates on skills and responsibilities
19 DO’S OF RESUME WRITING Format: One page-very important Short phrases, not complete sentencesIndented or bulleted statementsBolding, different size fontsYour name should be largest font on page
20 DO’S OF RESUME WRITING CONTENT: 90% to 100% of content should relate to your objectiveAction verbs should maintain consistently intenseProofread for grammar and spelling (have someone with good grammar skills do this for you)Do not include hobbies unless they relate to your objective
21 RESUME DON’TS Don’t list references Don’t list gender or personal informationDon’t include salary information