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Title: Resume Writing 101


1
Resume Writing 101
2
Types of Resumes
  • Chronological highlights solid work history and
    demonstrates progression of development
  • Functional highlights skills and talents you
    have while downplaying your lack of work
    experience.
  • Combination highlights most relevant skills,
    demonstrates skill development and recognizes
    limited relevant work experience

3
Rules of Resume Writing
  • Every resume has a purpose
  • Everything on your resume supports that purpose
  • The items that best support your purpose come
    first!

4
Possible Resume Components
  • Name, address, phone, email
  • Objective
  • Highlights of Qualifications
  • Work Experience
  • Education
  • Professional Associations
  • Awards/Achievements

5
Objective Statement
  • Avoid over-generalized statements
  • A position allowing me to utilize my knowledge
    and expertise in different areas
  • Avoid statements that focus only on what a
    company can do for you
  • A position where I can gain experience in
    ____________.
  • Make the statement as specific as possible
  • A position which allows me to apply my background
    in _________ and ____________.

6
Relevant Skills/Highlights of Qualifications
  • Quantify and Qualify your experience
  • Learn as much as you can about employer
    position
  • Build your list of
  • Work Experience
  • Academics
  • Clubs
  • Volunteer Work
  • Technical Skills
  • Other

7
About The Details
  • Think of an activity you were involved in
    recently
  • Brainstorm a list of everything that you did in
    that activity
  • Think of the specifics How much, How often, How
    many and most importantly what was the
  • RESULT/ACCOMPLISHMENT

8
WORK HISTORY or EDUCATIONWhich goes first?
  • Depends on which is more relevant to the position
    you are applying for
  • Depends on how recent the work experience or
    training occurred
  • Depends on name of organization or school you
    attended.

9
WORK HISTORY
  • Use most recent experience first
  • Use Present Tense with current employment
  • Use Action Verbs with CONSISTENT ENDINGS
  • Managed operations and delegated work at catering
    service and increased profit by 20 over the
    previous year.
  • Delivered excellent customer service and
    coordinated food service for special events
    including weddings, receptions, holiday parties,
    and group lunches/dinners.

10
EDUCATION
  • List most recent first
  • List degree/ Certifications obtained

11
Special Awards/Recognition
  • List most recent first
  • Think about academic/work experience
  • Deans List/ Honor Roll
  • Clubs
  • Employee of the month/year

12
Professional Associations
  • List if relevant to job you are applying for
  • List only if you are currently active
  • (dues have been paid)

13
TemplatesTo Use or Not To Use?
  • Resume Wizards are becoming increasingly popular
    with students and job seekers.
  • They are a great tool for you to get started in
    framing your resume
  • CAUTION Formats are not always geared for
    college students and can misguide students
    towards an inappropriate format.
  • CAUTION Since so many are using this tool,
    employers are seeing too many of the same thing.

14
Common Mistakes
  • Spelling/Grammar/Punctuation Errors
  • Spell check is your FREND BUT is not enough
  • check for accuracy (dates, names, etc)
  • Use of pronouns I, me, he/she
  • Use of the same words repeatedly
  • Use of the same resume for every employer- Mass
    mailing/contact

15
More Mistakes
  • Too Short OR Too Long
  • It is OK to go beyond one page if information is
    relevant to what you are seeking
  • Avoid repeating statements to lengthen your
    resume
  • Choosing the wrong format
  • Key Words-
  • More than 80 percent of employers are now
    placing resumes directly into searchable
    databases

16
E-Mailing Resume
  • RULE 1- Follow instructions
  • Use appropriate email address
  • Subject Position you are applying for
  • Cut/Paste your resume in body of email
  • Clean up the formatting
  • Remove bullets and replace with , or
  • Do NOT use Bold, Italics or underline

17
Think About This
  • The average employer will give your resume
    approximately 10-20 seconds during initial review
  • There is no such thing as the perfect resume
    only great works in progress
  • There is no perfect formula only tradition and
    guidelines

18
COVER LETTERS
  • Rule 1 Always send a cover letter with your
    resume!
  • Rule 2 Always customize your resume cover
    letter for each employer.
  • One Size Does NOT Fit All!

19
Need Help?
  • Visit Career Center
  • Resume Worksheets
  • One on One sessions
  • Resume Critique
  • Services are FREE to LMC students and Alumni
  • ROOM 524
  • (925) 439-2181 ext 3252
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