TO THE POINT RESUME WRITING
STYLES OF RESUMES <ul><li>Chronological – with experience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>List of experience with dates … </li></ul>...
More styles … <ul><li>Combination –  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Functional & Chronological </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Match ski...
Stylish Style <ul><li>Creative Resume </li></ul><ul><ul><li>List of Skills  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Info on where skill...
Techno <ul><li>Electronic Resume </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Often required by large companies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>St...
PARTS OF A RESUME <ul><li>Name, address, telephone #s, email </li></ul><ul><li>Job or career sought </li></ul><ul><li>Summ...
More parts of a resume <ul><li>Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Education, training, skills </li></ul><ul><li>Affiliations </l...
More parts… <ul><li>Technological skills </li></ul><ul><li>Special Accomplishments </li></ul>
Adult Level Information <ul><li>Military Service </li></ul><ul><li>Licenses and Accreditations </li></ul>
References <ul><li>“References will be furnished on request.”      NOT “upon request” </li></ul><ul><li>Ready References –...
No No No <ul><li>I want to make XXX $$$. </li></ul><ul><li>Incon sis tent FoNT or  style . </li></ul><ul><li>Color </li></ul>
YES, YES, YES <ul><li>Concise.  Succinct. </li></ul><ul><li>Consistent font and style </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Phone numbers ...
WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE!! <ul><li>ACTION VERBS RULE </li></ul>
language  SHOW DON’T TELL <ul><li>Unique job description </li></ul><ul><li>Achievements first / Assignments second </li></...
Language <ul><li>State your skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Functional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adaptive / personal </li></...
Little  Tips <ul><li>For Florida, use FL </li></ul><ul><li>Use good paper  </li></ul><ul><li>Use TAB key, not SPACE bar </...
<ul><li>Proof y e r w e rk , </li></ul><ul><li>Proof your w e rk. </li></ul><ul><li>Have someone else  </li></ul><ul><li>p...
Information Sources <ul><li>Resume Writing Made Easy, 7 th  ed.,  </li></ul><ul><li>by Lola Brown </li></ul><ul><li>Galler...
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To The Point Resume Writing

  1. 1. TO THE POINT RESUME WRITING
  2. 2. STYLES OF RESUMES <ul><li>Chronological – with experience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>List of experience with dates … </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Functional – limited experience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Match what you bring to the table with specific skills required for the job </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. More styles … <ul><li>Combination – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Functional & Chronological </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Match skills to job... </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide info on when and where skills were acquired </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Stylish Style <ul><li>Creative Resume </li></ul><ul><ul><li>List of Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Info on where skills gained </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Includes portfolio of your work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Discography </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Art work </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Writing…………………… </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Techno <ul><li>Electronic Resume </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Often required by large companies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>State of Florida </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>University of Florida </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Home Depot … </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Available at many company websites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Alachua County …. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. PARTS OF A RESUME <ul><li>Name, address, telephone #s, email </li></ul><ul><li>Job or career sought </li></ul><ul><li>Summary of Qualifications </li></ul>
  7. 7. More parts of a resume <ul><li>Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Education, training, skills </li></ul><ul><li>Affiliations </li></ul><ul><li>Foreign languages </li></ul>
  8. 8. More parts… <ul><li>Technological skills </li></ul><ul><li>Special Accomplishments </li></ul>
  9. 9. Adult Level Information <ul><li>Military Service </li></ul><ul><li>Licenses and Accreditations </li></ul>
  10. 10. References <ul><li>“References will be furnished on request.” NOT “upon request” </li></ul><ul><li>Ready References – separate document </li></ul><ul><ul><li>name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>address </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>contact information </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. No No No <ul><li>I want to make XXX $$$. </li></ul><ul><li>Incon sis tent FoNT or style . </li></ul><ul><li>Color </li></ul>
  12. 12. YES, YES, YES <ul><li>Concise. Succinct. </li></ul><ul><li>Consistent font and style </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Phone numbers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Addresses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Headings </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE!! <ul><li>ACTION VERBS RULE </li></ul>
  14. 14. language SHOW DON’T TELL <ul><li>Unique job description </li></ul><ul><li>Achievements first / Assignments second </li></ul><ul><li>Experience shows / Education tells </li></ul>
  15. 15. Language <ul><li>State your skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Functional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adaptive / personal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Little Tips <ul><li>For Florida, use FL </li></ul><ul><li>Use good paper </li></ul><ul><li>Use TAB key, not SPACE bar </li></ul><ul><li>Double check contact information for References </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Proof y e r w e rk , </li></ul><ul><li>Proof your w e rk. </li></ul><ul><li>Have someone else </li></ul><ul><li>proof your work. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Information Sources <ul><li>Resume Writing Made Easy, 7 th ed., </li></ul><ul><li>by Lola Brown </li></ul><ul><li>Gallery of Best Resumes, 2 nd ed., </li></ul><ul><li>by David F. Noble </li></ul><ul><li>46 years of looking for the perfect job—by Lucinda Watkins </li></ul>
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