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Title: Resume Tutorial


1
Resume Tutorial
  • Before you create your resume, brainstorm why an
    employer should hire you!
  • If you do not already have a draft resume,
    Complete the Resume Building Sheet
  • If you have a draft available go through the
    tutorial and review your resume for areas of
    improvement
  • Write down the 5 reasons why you believe you are
    the best candidate for the job
  • You need to identify why you are unique and what
    your accomplishments have been.

2
The Creation of the Resume
  • You can develop your resume by using one of the
    templates, below
  • Example 1
  • Example 2
  • You will create this document, using tabs, fonts,
    and spacing.
  • Recommended fonts include Times New Roman, Arial
    or Tahoma
  • Your margins can be adjusted the smallest margin
    you can use is .5 this is located in File, Page
    Setup

3
Resume Sections
  • The resume typically has 6 different
    headings/sections.
  • Section 1 Contact Information
  • Section 2 Summary
  • Section 3 Key Words/Accomplishments
  • Section 4 Professional Experience
  • Section 5 Education Training
  • Section 6 Additional Information
  • This presentation will guide you through each
    section and will provide information about how to
    create each section.

4
Type Your Heading
  • The purpose of the heading is to give the
    employer your contact information
  • Name, phone number, address, and email address.
    Your name should be in a larger font suggested
    font is 14 point. Remember, you are selling you,
    so your name needs to stand out!
  • Street address is now optional on a resume.
    Email address is essential. The vast majority of
    employers will contact you by phone or email
    rarely, if ever, by snail mail.
  • Make sure to have a professional email address.
    You may want to set one up just for job search
    that you can abandon when the search is over.

5
EXAMPLE OF HEADING
Type Your Heading
6
Your Summary
  • The summary is a broad overview of your skills.
    It guides the reader and provides an overview of
    what you bring to the position
  • The summary should be tailored to fit each job
    you are applying for
  • Your summary must include technical,
    organizational, and interpersonal skills and
    knowledge

7
Your Summary
  • You can use this example to fill in your
    experience
  • Professional Label with extensive general
    functional area background in 3-4 things you
    want to be hired to do with industry/types of
    organizations at organizational level/location
    in support of people you relate to Experience
    includes

8
Summary Examples
  • Human Resources analyst with core competencies in
    classification, compensation and recruitment and
    selection.
  • Extensive knowledge of Federal and State
    employment laws and a thorough understanding of
    complex personnel rules and procedures.
  • Reputation for providing exceptional and timely
    customer service.
  • Demonstrated ability to direct and complete
    multiple projects while meeting strict deadlines.
  • Purchasing Manager with extensive experience in
    capital improvement projects and capital
    equipment purchasing in healthcare and government
    environments. Proven experience in leading
    negotiations, preparing business presentations,
    and developing business relationships. Strong
    knowledge of risk management and compliance
    issues pertaining to healthcare and government
    procurement practices. Excellent leadership
    skills empowering and motivating employees
    resulting in an organization of high performing,
    dedicated employees.
  • Customer service management professional. Excel
    in fast-paced environments as well as motivating
    staff to increase productivity. Demonstrated
    ability to identify customer needs and gain
    customer trust. Expertise in resolving escalated
    customer service issues. Works well independently
    as well as part of a team.

9
Summary Example
Type Your Summary
10
Summary vs. Objective
  • Often it is easier to customize your resume by
    listing an Objective instead of a Summary. Use
    the actual job title for the position you are
    applying for in your Objective. For example
  • OBJECTIVE
  • Administrative Assistant II position with DES
    which will utilize highly developed skills in
    budget tracking, preparation of spreadsheets,
    meeting coordination and administrative support
    of multiple managers.

11
Key Words/Accomplishments
  • Key words are utilized to describe your skills.
  • Use 6-12 key words that describe your talent or
    skills. You should have an accomplishment
    statement to back up your key words in your
    professional experience section.

12
Key Words
  • Below are a variety of key words that you can use
    to describe your experience
  • Budgeting
  • Administration
  • Relational Databases
  • MS Office
  • Financial Reporting
  • Inventory Control
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Statistical Data
  • Customer Service
  • HRIS
  • People Soft
  • Six Sigma
  • Audio Visual/Media
  • Program Management
  • Process Development
  • Client Relations
  • Events Planning Seminars/Conferences
  • Quarterly Reports
  • Accounts Payable/Receivable
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Process Improvement
  • Purchasing
  • Cost Accounting
  • Community Outreach
  • Communication Skills
  • Strategic Planning
  • Executive Administration
  • Problem Resolution
  • Program Management
  • Process Development
  • Client Relations
  • Events Planning Seminars/Conferences
  • Management Reporting
  • Case Management
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Writing Skills

13
Key Words Example
  • Type Your Key Words

14
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • Now you will begin the process of adding your
    work experience
  • Start with your most current/recent position and
    work backwards
  • Your focus for your work experience should be the
    last 10 years
  • For each employer include full name of employer,(
    do not use acronyms), your title, dates, city,
    state

15
Guidelines for Developing Your Professional
Experience
  • For each job, write 4-5 sentences about your
    basic job duties and responsibilities
  • With each experience (within 10 years), you will
    need to write 2 or 3 statements qualifying and
    quantifying that experience. These statements are
    your accomplishments
  • You need to make sure to demonstrate your skills
    in this section
  • Typically, you use bullets to highlight this
    experience, but you will also see this displayed
    in a paragraph format
  • You need to start each statement with AN Action
    Verb - refer to the Action Verbs handout
  • Put experience in Reverse Chronological Order
  • Do not use personal pronouns
  • Spell out all abbreviations this includes agency
    information and titles. Not everyone will know
    what DES/FAA/PSE I means...
  • If you are currently involved in the experience -
    use present tense. If the activity is finished
    use past tense.

16
Writing Accomplishment Statements
  • An effective accomplishment statement consists of
    four parts1. A potential problem,
    opportunity, or issue2. What you actually
    accomplished3. What you did about it4.
    Demonstrates how your results benefited the
    organization EXAMPLES
  • Reduced costs, processing errors (resulting in
    increased quality, sales, etc.)
  • Planned a program
  • Advocated legal rights at a domestic violence
    shelter by accompanying victims to their cases
  • Helped to create and implement various programs
    to teach those between the ages of 13 and 80 to
    canoe, windsurf and sail
  • Took the initiative to create a program
  • Improved a process
  • Initiated advanced assembly procedures to
    increase production 10 by reducing turn around
    time from 5 to 4 days
  • Planned and scheduled over twenty tours per week,
    organized and conducted monthly meetings for over
    20 tour
  • Guides
  • Trained new employees in customer service and
    telephone procedures
  • Organized campus tours and served on informative
    panels for prospective students for the past
    three years

17
Professional Experience
This section represents the overall scope of
your position and daily duties
Notice that by adding key contributions the
reader will be to read more
18
Cant think of accomplishments?
  • Having a scope of your job and key
    accomplishments is ideal, but can be difficult to
    write
  • If you are not able to come up with specific
    accomplishments, you can bullet your experience

19
Professional Experience Example
Type Your Professional Experience
20
Education and Training
  • Typically appears at the end because your work
    experience really is the lead in your resume
  • List schools attended for your degrees awarded or
    in progress
  • Dates are optional. If you add a date to your
    education the reader may be able to determine
    your age
  • Include professional development or relevant
    training. You may want to review your Arizona
    Government Transcript for your coursework.

21
Example
Type your Education and Training
22
Additional Information
  • Include relevant information such as
  • Professional Memberships
  • Military
  • Licenses certifications
  • Foreign Language Abilities
  • Awards Recognition
  • Community involvement and volunteer positions

23
Sample Resume 1Very Basic Resume
Note This is an excellent way list multiple
positions with one organization
24
Resume Checklist
  • Make sure there are no grammatical or spelling
    errors
  • Absence of personal pronouns
  • Appropriate tense in statements
  • Absence of slang, jargon, and abbreviations
  • Short descriptive phrases begin with action words
  • Qualified and quantified descriptions
  • Dated entries listed in reverse chronological
    order
  • Categories arranged with most relevant
    information first
  • Consistent format
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