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Title: Types of Resumes


1
Types of Resumes
  • Chronological
  • Snapshot of what you did and when you did it
  • Skills or Functional
  • Describes what you can do for an employer
  • Combination
  • Mix of recalled history and self-assessment

2
Writing Strategy
  • Recommend using the Chronological format because
    its easy to understand and most commonly used
  • Divide resume content into 3-5 categories
  • Use a consistent writing style
  • Case, structure, font, action words
  • Phone numbers, (213) 444-3333
  • Capitalization of Sections

3
Resume Content
  • Header with contact information
  • Objective Statement briefly explaining who you
    are and what you are looking for
  • Experience Section
  • Education Section
  • Summary List of specific skills and abilities
  • Software, professional accreditations, coursework
  • Activities/Affiliations
  • Show leadership and other skills

4
Header
  • Name at the top in larger font
  • Other information to include under name
  • Email address
  • Complete Mailing Address
  • Telephone number of where you can be reached

5
Objective Statement
  • Use interesting active wording
  • Describe type of position desired and skills you
    will bring to that position

6
Objectives
  • Weak
  • A summer intern position in mechanical
    engineering.
  • Better
  • A mechanical engineering summer intern position
    in a team-based learning environment. Preferably
    in the area of product development or
    manufacturing where problem solving and technical
    capabilities can be utilized.

7
Experience Section
  • This section catalogs your work history and
    accomplishments beginning with most recent.
  • State achievements, not duties and
    responsibilities
  • Include measurable results money, time, and
    amounts
  • Focus on special relevant duties
  • Highlight relevant special achievements
  • Job-related and non job-related
  • Use action words
  • Show periods of employment with years range, not
    months e.g., 2001 2004, not 4/2001 11/2004

8
Experience Section (cont.)
  • Include work performed and benefits to the
    company, challenges/obstacles faced
  • Improved efficiency
  • Developed a new process for evaluating bid
    proposals which improved response time by 3 days
    a 30 improvement.
  • Improved profitability
  • Identified, researched and recommended a new
    Telephone Service Provider, reduced the companys
    phone costs by 10.
  • Challenges faced
  • Managed development and assembly of department
    documentation for QS-9000 Certification under
    severe time constraints.

9
Education Section
  • Name of college or university
  • Type of degree, i.e. B.S. in Electrical
    Engineering
  • Graduation Year (Seniors show month)
  • GPA (3.2/4.0 overall)
  • Honors (cum laude)

10
Activities/Affiliations
  • Show leadership and other skills
  • Social or academic organizations only if directly
    relevant to position you are seeking
  • Professional affiliations
  • Any leadership positions/offices held

11
Resume Layout
  • Professional positions use up to 3 pages, but
    must have quality content
  • Adequate white space
  • Too much space appears skimpy
  • Too little space appears cluttered
  • Uniform margins
  • Consistent Format
  • Line spacing between sections
  • Spaces after period
  • Spaces after tabs

12
Resume Layout (cont)
  • Use easy to read font type choose one, stick to
    it
  • Use 10 point or larger font size
  • Avoid underlining
  • Use italic and bold facing to draw attention
  • Avoid overuse of bold facing
  • Use bullets for relevant information

13
Resume Format
  • Be consistent in the use of phrases
  • Use capitalization properly
  • Names of people, companies, organizations,
    government agencies, awards, prizes
  • Title of jobs
  • References to academic fields, i.e. Math, English
  • Geographic regions
  • Computer Programs
  • PageMaker, WordPerfect, MS-DOS, FORTRAN, BASIC,
    COBOL

14
Cover Letter
  • The cover letter is needed only if mailing or
    faxing unsolicited resumes
  • Purpose is to establish rapport with reader
  • Demonstrates your writing ability
  • Indicates desire for employment
  • Highlights something of key importance contained
    in the resume
  • References initial contact, if one was made
  • Addresses a specific person

15
Cover Letter Composition
  • Use I and My sparingly
  • Refer to business as it or we, rather than
    they
  • Confirm subjects and verbs agree in number
  • Use active words
  • Spell everything correctly
  • Avoid use of short cut words, i.e. thru
  • Use numbers consistently
  • Avoid use of colons after headings
  • Limit to one page

16
Cover Letter Content
  • Answers these questions
  • What does the prospective employer need?
  • What are your objectives?
  • What 3-5 qualities would you bring?
  • How your experiences matches with job?
  • Why you want to work for the company?
  • Never include salary expectations

17
Other Suggestions
  • Most resumes will be emailed
  • Include brief cover note in the email
  • DO NOT embed your cover letter or resume in the
    email attach them as MS Word documents
  • OK to have more than one resume based on your
    experience
  • Always follow-up an interview with a thank you!
    GOOD LUCK!
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Title: Types of Resumes


1
Types of Resumes
  • Chronological
  • Snapshot of what you did and when you did it
  • Skills or Functional
  • Describes what you can do for an employer
  • Combination
  • Mix of recalled history and self-assessment

2
Writing Strategy
  • Recommend using the Chronological format because
    its easy to understand and most commonly used
  • Divide resume content into 3-5 categories
  • Use a consistent writing style
  • Case, structure, font, action words
  • Phone numbers, (213) 444-3333
  • Capitalization of Sections

3
Resume Content
  • Header with contact information
  • Objective Statement briefly explaining who you
    are and what you are looking for
  • Experience Section
  • Education Section
  • Summary List of specific skills and abilities
  • Software, professional accreditations, coursework
  • Activities/Affiliations
  • Show leadership and other skills

4
Header
  • Name at the top in larger font
  • Other information to include under name
  • Email address
  • Complete Mailing Address
  • Telephone number of where you can be reached

5
Objective Statement
  • Use interesting active wording
  • Describe type of position desired and skills you
    will bring to that position

6
Objectives
  • Weak
  • A summer intern position in mechanical
    engineering.
  • Better
  • A mechanical engineering summer intern position
    in a team-based learning environment. Preferably
    in the area of product development or
    manufacturing where problem solving and technical
    capabilities can be utilized.

7
Experience Section
  • This section catalogs your work history and
    accomplishments beginning with most recent.
  • State achievements, not duties and
    responsibilities
  • Include measurable results money, time, and
    amounts
  • Focus on special relevant duties
  • Highlight relevant special achievements
  • Job-related and non job-related
  • Use action words
  • Show periods of employment with years range, not
    months e.g., 2001 2004, not 4/2001 11/2004

8
Experience Section (cont.)
  • Include work performed and benefits to the
    company, challenges/obstacles faced
  • Improved efficiency
  • Developed a new process for evaluating bid
    proposals which improved response time by 3 days
    a 30 improvement.
  • Improved profitability
  • Identified, researched and recommended a new
    Telephone Service Provider, reduced the companys
    phone costs by 10.
  • Challenges faced
  • Managed development and assembly of department
    documentation for QS-9000 Certification under
    severe time constraints.

9
Education Section
  • Name of college or university
  • Type of degree, i.e. B.S. in Electrical
    Engineering
  • Graduation Year (Seniors show month)
  • GPA (3.2/4.0 overall)
  • Honors (cum laude)

10
Activities/Affiliations
  • Show leadership and other skills
  • Social or academic organizations only if directly
    relevant to position you are seeking
  • Professional affiliations
  • Any leadership positions/offices held

11
Resume Layout
  • Professional positions use up to 3 pages, but
    must have quality content
  • Adequate white space
  • Too much space appears skimpy
  • Too little space appears cluttered
  • Uniform margins
  • Consistent Format
  • Line spacing between sections
  • Spaces after period
  • Spaces after tabs

12
Resume Layout (cont)
  • Use easy to read font type choose one, stick to
    it
  • Use 10 point or larger font size
  • Avoid underlining
  • Use italic and bold facing to draw attention
  • Avoid overuse of bold facing
  • Use bullets for relevant information

13
Resume Format
  • Be consistent in the use of phrases
  • Use capitalization properly
  • Names of people, companies, organizations,
    government agencies, awards, prizes
  • Title of jobs
  • References to academic fields, i.e. Math, English
  • Geographic regions
  • Computer Programs
  • PageMaker, WordPerfect, MS-DOS, FORTRAN, BASIC,
    COBOL

14
Cover Letter
  • The cover letter is needed only if mailing or
    faxing unsolicited resumes
  • Purpose is to establish rapport with reader
  • Demonstrates your writing ability
  • Indicates desire for employment
  • Highlights something of key importance contained
    in the resume
  • References initial contact, if one was made
  • Addresses a specific person

15
Cover Letter Composition
  • Use I and My sparingly
  • Refer to business as it or we, rather than
    they
  • Confirm subjects and verbs agree in number
  • Use active words
  • Spell everything correctly
  • Avoid use of short cut words, i.e. thru
  • Use numbers consistently
  • Avoid use of colons after headings
  • Limit to one page

16
Cover Letter Content
  • Answers these questions
  • What does the prospective employer need?
  • What are your objectives?
  • What 3-5 qualities would you bring?
  • How your experiences matches with job?
  • Why you want to work for the company?
  • Never include salary expectations

17
Other Suggestions
  • Most resumes will be emailed
  • Include brief cover note in the email
  • DO NOT embed your cover letter or resume in the
    email attach them as MS Word documents
  • OK to have more than one resume based on your
    experience
  • Always follow-up an interview with a thank you!
    GOOD LUCK!
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