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Job Search Tools
Resume Writing
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The Resume - An important job search tool.
  • PURPOSE OF A RESUME

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The Objective of a Resume is to.
  • Get You An Interview!

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Lets see what we know about resumes.
  • Resume Trivia

A resume is      The purpose of a resume is
to     The length of a resume must be     The
most important information on my resume
is   ?Its okay to exaggerate information on my
resume when   When writing my resume, my main
focus should be on    When submitting my resume
to a job advertisement, I need to make certain
that 
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Basic Resume Format
  • Dos and Donts

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Targeted for the Job
One size does not fit all.
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Why should I hire
  • YOU?

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Picking the Best Resume Format
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What is Captured in the First 10-15 Lines of Your
Resume?
Capture Their Attention
Highlight Your Strengths
The Fold
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Resumes
  • Targeted
  • Tailored
  • Addresses Specific Needs
  • Shows Youre a Good Fit

Career Objective
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Great for Entry Level AND Senior Executives
  • The Combination Resume

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  • Combination Resume

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Chronological Resume
  • Lists Employment Dates Most Recent Position
    First
  • Most Important Info
  • Be Specific
  • Use Numbers, Figures Facts

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ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL
  • Remember

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Common Resume Components
Section Headings
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Section Headings
  • 1 or 2 words that represent the category of
    content

1 or 2 Words
  • Additional information relating to the section
    heading.

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Objective
  • Relates to a specific occupational title.
  • Focus on how you would benefit the employer.
  • Be clear.
  • Short and to the point.

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WRITING A RESUME OBJECTIVE
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Professional Summary
  • Can be rephrased a number of ways.

All of these are professional summary headings -
select the words that best fit your resume.
  • Summary
  • Career Summary
  • Profile
  • Professional Profile
  • Professional Highlights

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Work Experience
  • List skills relevant to the targeted position.

All of these are work experience headings -
select the words that best fit your resume.
  • Experience
  • Related Experience
  • Professional Experience
  • Work History
  • Related Work History
  • Professional Work History

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Use Accomplishment Statements
  • The PAR and ABR Model can help.
  • PAR
  • Problem, Action, Result
  • ABR
  • Action Benefit Result

Two models you can use to help craft your
accomplishment statements.
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Education
  • List education training.

All of these are education training headings -
select the words that best fit your resume.
  • Education
  • Related Education
  • Related Coursework
  • Training
  • Related Certifications

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Skills Section
  • List skills relevant to the targeted position.

Example of Skills Section Sub Headings
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Tips
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Gaps in Your Resume
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Update your resume
  • Often.

Reduce the time it takes to write a resume next
time..
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Master Resume
  • A good place to keep track of all of your new
    skills accomplishments.

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Dont forget about
  • Electronic Resumes.

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Resume help is nearby.
  • Dont be afraid to ask for help!

Meet with one of the counselors or career
advisors for additional help.
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  • SMART
  • JobZone
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