Creating a Resume

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Creating a Resume
Competencies
O Participants will gain knowledge and skills
on how to effectively assist job seekers in
obtaining and retaining a meaningful job.
O Participants will have knowledge of basic
job search skills.
.
O Participants will have knowledge and skills
of how to do research using automation
Objectives
O Practice
Critiquing
Resumes
O Explain
Resume
Writing
Guidelines
and Styles
Resumes
O Format
O Guidelines
O Content
Resume Formats
OChronological
OFunctional
OCombination
Chronological
O Widely Used
O Logical Flow / Easy to Read
O Shows Skill, Responsibility, &
Growth
O Shows Promotion & Titles
O Demonstrates Company Loyalty
Chronological
O Points Out Employment Gaps
O Highlights Frequent Job Changes
O Emphasizes Lack of Related
Experience
O Shows Demotions / Career Set
Backs
Functional
O Emphasizes Skills Over
Employment
O Organizes a Variety of Experience
O Disquises Gaps in Work Record or
Series of Short Term Jobs
Functional
O Viewed With Suspicion By
Employers
O De-emphasizes Growth / Job
Titles
Combination
O Combines Skills
O Highlights Most Relevant Skills
O De-emphasizes Less Relevant Jobs
O Minimizes Gaps & Unrelated
Experience
Combination
O Confusing if Not Well Organized
O Requires More Effort & Creativity
to Prepare
Targeted Resumes
Advantages
Disadvantages
O Personalized to
O Time Consuming to
Company
O Shows Research
O More Impressive
O Addresses Employer
Needs
Prepare
O Confusing if Not Well
Organized
O Should Revise For
Each Employer
Resume Components
O Objective
O Summary
O Key Skills / Areas of Expertise
O Experience / Employment
O Education / Training
O Volunteer Experience
Objective
An objective statement (in a targeted
resume) is a sentence that details the
job you are applying for and a company
name.
For Example:
Seeking a position as an Assistant Chef with
Riverfront Restaurant.
Summary
A summary statement provides the
business with a snapshot of your
qualifications and what makes you
the best candidate for the position.
Summary
For Example:
A resourceful, results-driven professional with
over 7+ years of experience including: project
management, sales, marketing support,
customer service, and administration. A strong
communicator who understands business core
values and is adept at building client
relationships and providing excellent customer
experiences. A life-long learner who has a passion
for exploring new aspects of business.
Key Skills / Areas of Expertise
Also known as Summary of
Qualifications, this section emphasizes
the main points of a person’s expertise.
It is a condensed glance of skills and
accomplishments that directly relate to
the position.
Key Skills / Areas of Expertise
For Example:
O 7+ years successful sales experience
O Well organized and thorough in
completing project in a timely manner
O Establishes excellent relations with
customer, building loyal repeat business
Key Skills / Areas of Expertise
For Example:
• Receiving
• Customer Service
• Management
• Purchasing
• Delivery
• Stock Control
• Inventory
• Document Control
• Warehousing
Experience / Employment
This section focuses on
accomplishments and skills related
to the position and company. They
should begin with action verbs and
can be bullet statements for
readability.
Experience / Employment
SAR Method
Experience / Employment
SAR Method
For Example:
Created a team of 10 people to
review insurance transactions
which improved the accuracy
of claims by 55%.
Experience / Employment
SAR Examples
O Produced over 15 fashion shows to showcase
merchandise. Arranged for photography and
design of all advertising images, boosting
sales to $600,000.
O Developed on-line newsletter with staff of
three. Newsletters delivered through 3rd party
email software, resulting in 400% increase in
client interaction.
Education / Training
O Include relevant training
and classes
O List degrees/certificates
O Use simple descriptions
and bullets
Education / Training
For Example:
O B.S. Engineering, Utah State
O Electro Magnetics, U.S. Navy
Volunteer Experience
O Only include extracurricular
activities that relate to the
position
O Shows community
involvement and locational
stability
Cover Letters
“Resumes should show
you can do the work
required, while cover
letters should show you
want to do the work
required”
Cover Letter Tips
O Targeted
O Standard Business Format
O Don’t Repeat Resume
O Proofread
O Examples
References
O Ask permission to use someone
O Inform them of the position you are
seeking
O Make sure they all have
professional contact information
O Give them a copy of your resume
O Do not include on resume unless
requested by company
References
O Have several names ready
O Want to rotate names
O Use both professional and
personal
O Co-workers, supervisors, vendors
or customers, professors, clergy,
etc.

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