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  • The obvious…more experience equals more money Average college student graduates with $10,000 in debt…not true for those who get paid work experience. Most are able to pay their way through school, including housing and expenses, plus save money
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    • 1. Resume and Cover Letter Tips That Are Sure To GET YOU Noticed Just Hired
    • 2. Checklist For A Successful Resume Objective Education Special Skills and Interest Volunteer and Community Service Goals Contact Information
    • 3. Contact Information • First Nameand Last Name • Address • PhoneNumbers • Email Address Do’s Examples Full Name John Smith Valid Address 106 Cherry Lane Clove, Alabama 38882 Phone Number (256) 337-1234 Email Address JohnSmith@yahoo.com
    • 4. NEVER •Use Nicknames Ex: John Bug Inappropriate email addresses Ex: Johnsexy@ yahoo.com Contact Information
    • 5. Checklist For A Successful Resume Objective Education Special Skills and Interest Volunteer and Community Service Goals Contact Information
    • 6. Objectives • Clearly State What You Want To Achieve Ex: “Interested in a paid summer camp working up to 15 hours per week” Never •Exceed One Paragraph Always •Know Job Requirements
    • 7. Checklist For A Successful Resume Objective Education Special Skills and Interest Volunteer and Community Service Goals Contact Information
    • 8. Education • Complete Name Of High School • Anticipated Date That You Have/Should Receive High School Diploma or GED • Classification • G.P.A EDUCATION  Woodland High School, Huntsville, Alabama High School Diploma anticipated in May 2014 Senior, GPA 3.89 Example
    • 9. Checklist For A Successful Resume Objective Education Special Skills and Interest Volunteer and Community Service Goals Contact Information
    • 10. Special Skills and Interest • Skills You Have That Will Benefit The Employer • Ex: Proficient at Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint • Can Type 50 words per minute • Good Communication Skills • Able To Follow Written and Oral Instructions • Enjoy Reading • Love Cross-Country Running
    • 11. DO NOT • Over Exaggerate Skills and Interests • Give Information You Can Not Explain Special Skills and Interest
    • 12. Checklist For A Successful Resume Objective Education Special Skills and Interest Volunteer and Community Service Goals Contact Information
    • 13. Volunteer and Community Service • Volunteer For City Arts Festival Ex: Directed Parking • Volunteer For Community Hospital Ex: Surgery Escort • Volunteer At Annual Marathon Ex: Handed Out Water And Snacks • Volunteer At Boys and Girls Club Ex: Read To Children
    • 14. Checklist For A Successful Resume Objective Education Special Skills and Interest Volunteer and Community Service Goals Contact Information
    • 15. Goals • Write A Minimum Of Two Things You Would Like To Accomplish. Ex: Maintain A 3.5 GPA During My Senior Year Ex: Attend Calhoun Community College and Major in Business • Do Not Over Exaggerate And Be Able To Explain
    • 16. Checklist For A Successful Resume Objective Education Special Skills and Interest Volunteer and Community Service Goals Contact Information Complete!
    • 17. John Smith 106 Cherry Lane Clove, Alabama 38882 Home: 256.111.1111 Cell: (256) 337-1234 JohnSmith@yahoo.com OBJECTIVE Interested in a paid summer camp working up to 15 hours per week. EDUCATION  Woodland High School, Huntsville, Alabama High School Diploma anticipated in May 2014 Senior, GPA 3.89 SPECIAL SKILLS & INTERSTS • Proficient at Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint •Can Type 50 words per minute •Good Communication Skills •Able To Follow Written and Oral Instructions •Enjoy Reading •Love Cross-Country Running VOLUNTEER & COMMUNITY SERVICE •Volunteer For City Arts Festival Directed Parking •Volunteer For Community Hospital Surgery Escort •Volunteer At Annual Marathon Handed Out Water And Snacks •Volunteer At Boys and Girls Club Read To Children GOALS •Maintain A 3.5 GPA During My Senior Year • Attend Calhoun Community College and Major in Business Your Completed Resume Complete!
    • 18. Cover Letter Tips Cover Letter Should consist of Three Parts •First Paragraph Tells Why You Are Writing: Identifies the employer and conveys your interests for the position •Second Section, can be more than one paragraph and tells background and experience relating to the job. •Third Paragraph, is the close: What Do You Want To Happen Next?
    • 19. Cover Letter Tips DO: •Send your cover letter with your resume •Address the letter to a specific person and title •Print each letter individually (no copies) •Limit to ONE page •Be sure to sign your name DON’T •Do not be pushy or come across as unbelievable or arrogant •Do not over exaggerate
    • 20. Cover Letter Sample For Reference
    • 21. Resume and Cover Letter Tips That Are Sure To GET YOU Noticed • Use Bullets • Double Check Spelling and Grammer • Have High School Counselor or a Professional Review • Do not over exaggerate skills • Be able to explain all information “Success Happens When Preparation Meets Opportunity”
    • 22. Questions?