The ³Write´ Resume

Objectives At the end of this workshop. . you should be able to:  Write a first resume draft three types of resume  Define  Build  State a powerfully worded resume the resource available to help develop a resume.

What is a resume?  A summary of education. . and experiences What is the purpose of a resume?  To get the interviewer to read your resume and call you in for an interview. skills.

word usage Clear & concise. line spacing Visually appealing . punctuation.Basic Guidelines            Funnyface@yahoo. cover letter & envelope Same heading on the cover letter and resume Proper grammar.com ± Would you hire funnyface? ± Eliminate red and green underline Begin with the most relevant information Begin with the most recent dates and work backwards chronologically ± covers ten years Quality paper & matching paper for the resume. not repetitive Use the spell checker Font size. Font style & Scanable Adjust margin size.

punctuation. word usage Clear & concise.Basic Guidelines            Funnyface@yahoo. cover letter & envelope Same heading on the cover letter and resume Proper grammar. not repetitive Use the spell checker Font size. Font style & SCANABLE Adjust margin size. line spacing Visually appealing .com ± Would you hire funnyface? ± eliminate red & green underline Begin with the most relevant information Begin with the most recent dates and work backwards chronologically ± covers ten years Quality paper & matching paper for the resume.

and gaps in employment Good for all of the above plus military personnel and those re-entering the workforce Least common ± least liked by HR Good for anyone Combination Combines skills and experience Chronological Emphasizes skills obtained from relevant work experience De-emphasizes lack of experience Good for someone with a seamless work history .one career path and no gaps in employment. retirement. career changes. jobs or activities De-emphasizes entrylevel. Most common Most popular ± Toni recommends .Three styles of resumes Functional Emphasizes skills obtained from school.

 Identifies resources and brainstorm solutions. .  Analyze balance sheets. Example: Problem Solving  Resolve customer complaints. Emphasizes skill development by job title. Example: Accountant  Reconcile daily general ledger. Chronological Emphasizes skill development by category.Functional vs.

com If multiple phone numbers or addresses. FL 34322 (941) 555 ± 1234 emailme@aol. Unemploymentville. Home. Local Address. then specify Cell.What goes in the contact information? Job Seeker 1234 Hire Me Now Ave. Temporary Address .

 Four . experience and strengths.What is a Profile or five brief statements  Begin each statement with adjectives ± adds quality and parallel structure  Introduce yourself and your field  State what you can do for the company  Describe your skills.

Dedicated. . Soft skills: Outgoing. . Team player. . Transferable skills: Interpersonal. . organized. . LAN. Energetic. time management. E-mail. Publisher. Language skills: bilingual. HTML. Illustrator. . Outlook. PowerPoint. . . intermediate level     . Visual Basic. Internet. C++. written communications. Linux. Quark . Unix. fluent in. WAN. Excel. Determined. multilingual.Skills  Computer skills: Word. Technical skills: Operating Systems. research. Front Page. Persuasive .

State GPA if 3. City.00 or greater  Anticipated graduation date and or ³Status: Junior´  List relevant and or high level coursework EXAMPLE BA in Psychology.Education  Degree/Major. FL Anticipated graduation date: 12/2009 Course work includes: GPA 3.56 . USF Sarasota.

Resources. amounts. Company Name. State MM/YY started to MM/YY ended Job description EXAMPLE Job Title. Services Use numbers. City. Name of the company.    . State 1999 to present ??? What value did you add to the employer«. daily. Money.??? * Increased profits and clientele * Improved business performance/image * Increased production/efficiency * Decreased costs Think in measurable terms: Time. weekly.Work Experience Job title ± bold. monthly. . City. .

. Excellent customer service increased customer retention and repetitive business. Administer quality care to elderly patients. Administer care to patients.From Good to Great Wrote articles for the school newspaper. Wrote 10 articles under deadline for the school newspaper. Provide excellent customer service.

turn around time  Develop a web page interactive resume with Optimal Resume: Post your resume online College Central .Post your resume online www.sarasota.edu/careercenter  ³Write a resume or cover letter´  Resume books in the CRC Library  Free proof reading service ± 48 hr.usf.

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