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Title: Resume Formats


1
Resume Formats
  • Chronological
  • Functional or Skill Based
  • Combination
  • Scannable

2
THE RESUME
  • Consider your resume to be a marketing toola 10
    second commercial about you that will convince a
    prospective employer to invite you for an
    interview!

3
Self Assessment
  • Create a word bank to describe yourself
  • Personal Skills
  • Transferable Skills
  • Work/Knowledge specific skills
  • Education
  • Your values

4
Assessment Inventory Exercise
  • Field Knowledge
  • Technical Skills
  • Transferable/Functional Skills
  • Personal/Self Management Abilities
  • Workplace values

5
Objectives in creating your resume
  • Visual
  • Literal
  • Professional

6
Resume Basics
  • Design your own header ( it will be on all your
    documents resume, cover letter, references, etc.
  • Organized and Neat
  • Margins 1 inch
  • Error free spelling, grammar

7
Resume Basics
  • Use Word initially
  • this will be uploaded to PlacePro and converted
    to PDF
  • Font
  • Arial size 10 or 11 or New Times Roman size 11
    or 12
  • Choose section headings to organize
  • Choose style for headings to highlight and
    organize
  • Short forms not appropriate
  • Bullets or Sentences..
  • References
  • PROOFREAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

8
Targeting Your Resume
  • Why?
  • How?
  • Targeting your resume

9
Which Style is Best for You?
  • Transitional Strategies
  • No work experience
  • Some work experience unrelated field
  • Extensive work experience related field

10
Scannable Resumes
  • Why?
  • Whats different from other formats?
  • How do we convert other styles to Scannable
    format?

11
Cover Letter
  • Target
  • Clear, concise
  • Proofread, proofread, proofread
  • Sample Cover Letter

12
Transcript
  • Template in WebCT
  • Cut and Paste each semester
  • Save as Word
  • Upload to PlacePro
  • Academic Honesty
  • Unofficial Transcript
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