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ONE-PAGE RESUME GUIDELINES

OBJECTIVE

• Have only one objective per resume.

• The job title you target need not be an advertised opening, but needs to be a job title the company has.

• Be specific. Avoid generalization:and platitudes (e.g., "Seeking chartenging position in management where I can best utilize my education, training, experience, and skills for advancement and to improve the company, move up the company ladder, and take over the company." .

• A good objective reads like this: "OBJECTIVE - Position as Project Manag€t-" .

SKILLS

• List nine 'to fifteen skills that match the employers advertised orsta1ed~needs in a job description - in other words, skills related directly to the position sought.

EXPERIENCE

Stress achievements and accomplished results. Be specific with examples, such as number of co-workers

supervised, decreased costs, increased productivity/profits, etc. "Started as . Promoted to _

"Received special recognition/bonus as a result of _

Treat significant volunteer experience as paid experience. .

Group short-term, temporary, or closely related jobs under one heading if possible to avoid redundant

statements. .

• Include experience for the past 10-15 years, choosing those experiences relevant to-your objective.

• Use dates (calendar years only (Le., not month/year)), starting with most recent experience and working (,'

backward throuphernployment/experience history.

EDUCATION

Lead with highest degree, listing institution, major, and dates (calendar years only). Highlight courses, workshops, or seminars of specific relevance to your objective.

Include academic honors and participation in extracurricular activities (e.g., Dean's List; Honor Rolf; Played in school band/orchestra; Cheerleader; Member of football team; etc.)

Omit high school if you have any college.

Do not include college if it will "over qualify" you for the position, or reflects a lack of "focus" on your part. For example, a person applying for a position with Sears as a Sales Clerk would not likely benefit from stating the fact that they have a Masters Degree in Education in their resume.

A GOOD RESUME

... Is short. A wordy resume suggests a wordy person. ... Is clear, concise, and direct.

.... Leaves NOTHING to the interviewer'S imagination. (An interviewer's imagination or their assu mptions may

be detrimental to the applicant.)

... Avoids platitudes and generalizations (e.g., "quick learner" or "honest to a fault") ,... Uses terminology appropriate to the field.

... Has good visual impact (.6" to 1" margins with plenty of "white space") .. Reads well.

Have someone whom you trust who is experienced in reviewing resumes review your resume and proofread it for spelling and grammar. Professionally prepared resumes often lack credibility with employers. It is up to you to KNOW THE CONTENT of YOUR resume. Be prepared to discuss and support each word and fact contained in your resume with examples. Regard/ess of who prepares your resume, YOU alone are responsible for any and all errors and lies!!!

Rev. 10/04

RESUME TIPS

... START WITH AN "OBJECTIVE". An objective - stated at the very top of your resume - becomes the central focus from which all other elements in your resume should flow. The objective gives the resume organization and coherence. It tells employers exactly who you are in terms of your goals and skills. Without an objective, you force the employer to "interpret" your resume and assume the position you may be interested in. Few employers will do this. Do not rely on a cover letter to express your objective. Most employers, particularly in Personnel and Human Resource offices, will tell you that quite often resumes and cover letters are separated. Tbis results in having a cover letter, but no resume, or a resume without a cover

letter or objective. Bottom line - you won't be seen! . ~

... NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER USE PERSONAL PRONOUNS in your resume. The most used and abused is the pronoun "I," with others being me, my, myself, we,.tfi~~; o~ etc.

... NEVER, NEVER, NEVER go over two pages. Over 98 percent of resumes can and should be limited to ONE PAGE ONLY!!!

... DNA - DO NOT A88REVIA TEl!!

... DO NOT list references nor make reference to references in your resume. In other words, the statement at the bottom of most resumes, "References provided upon request" adds no value to YOU. Employers rightfully assume that if they request references, you will provide them. Putting this statement in your resume only tells them something they assume already and does not SELL you. Use this space to mention you are "Dependable, flexible, professional, friendly and outgoing, enjoy helping others, dedicated, loyal. etc." These

words "SELL" you! .

... DO NOT try to cram too much information into your resume. Most job seekers say too much, thinking they are selling themselves. Your resume should be like a one-page advertising flyer. Telling an employer you are "computer literate" will make them wonder just how computer literate you are. To find out, they need to contact you and ask. That is exactly what you want your resume to achieve!!!

,.. DO NOT SHOTGUN RESUMES. One generic resume seldom works effectively. For your resume to be effective, you should find aut as much as you can about the company and the position you are applying for before preparing and sending them a resume. In other words, TARGET a position in their company. They may use a different title for the same position found in the business next door! The more you know about the company and the positions within that company, the better prepared you will be in using your resume to create "matches" between yourself and what you have to offer them and what they are looking for in an employee. Remember, the position does not need to be open for you to get the interest of the employer!!!

Rev. 10/04

Putting Thl!D1 Into Phl"B!!Il!!I

Make your resume show accomplishments, not job descriptions!

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press releases ...... ,

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by improving the record-keeping system .

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• Consistently met schedules for .

• Increased reliability by ..

• Measurable benefits included ,

• Came in under budget by ......

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i, (Rev. 2/98) .

Clustering Your Skills

In order to write a good resume and to really analyze your skills, try to think of them in a clustered format. Think of WHAT YOU DID (objects worked on, goods and/or services produced); HOW YOU DID IT (with what equipment? I by what method? / with what materials?); WHY YOU oro IT (job as a whole, purpose); and WHAT WAS INVOLVED - QUANTIFY (speed / accuracy / volume / number supervised) in analyzing the jobs you have had. Remember to use actions verbs or vigorous verbs for starting each sentence in your resume, The following will help you think about skills in functional clusters.

Circle each skill you have used or possess in each of the clustered areas,

Management Skills Communication Skills Research Skills

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CIRCLE THE CHARACTERISTICS YOU BELIEVE YOU POSSESS ..... DON'T BE MODES TIll

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LAS C.ARACTERISTICAS PERSONALES

Rodee las caracteristicas que usted cree que usted possee .... jNo se modesto!!!

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LAS CUALIDADES PERSONALES

. Hay muchas cualidades personales relacionadas con ser un buen empleado. Para conseguir identificarse bien comoempleado y prepararse adecuadamente para lograr proyectarse a otros, "vender el producto, que es Usted, a otros". Revise esta lista de cualidades y circule aquellas que aplican a Usted.

Trabajo bien can otros Puntual

Sigo las instrucciones Muestro iniciativa

Asumo mas de 10 requerido Trabajador (a)

Fiel

Produzco el trabajo con calidad Entusiasta

Demuestro liderazgo

Aprendo rapidamente Responsable

Permanezco en el horario Buena asistencia

Cuidadoso (a)

Maduro (a)

Apegado a las normas de seguridad Disfruto al ayudar a otros

Homado (a)

Ambicioso (a)

Entreno a otros

Entreno a los nuevos empleados Mantengo el area de trabajo lirnpla Me comunico bien con otros Trabajo bien bajo presion Oeterminado (a)

Actitud positiva

Obtengo buenas evaluaciones Ayudo a resolver problemas Mantengo una buena apariencia Me gano rnl salario

Bien entrenado (a)