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Recession Proof ResumesWhat will we be going over? What is a Resume? The “Guts” of a Resume What is the purpose of a Heading Resume? Objective Why you would need a Summary of resume? Qualifications Work Experience Resume Basics Education Resume Formats Skills and Structure of a Resume Accomplishments Choosing the right format and layout for you WHAT‟S NEXT…..
Purpose of a ResumeThe purpose of the resumeis to get you an interview.What a Resume does NOTdo… - Get you the job - Tell your life story - List your references
Resume Structure Format Length Layout Header Bullet Points Education Work History
Back to the Basics There are three widely used resume formats today. The first, and most common, is reverse chronological order. It highlights your work history (when, what and where) Second, functional or skill-based, which focus more on what you can do not where or when you did it. Third is hybrid, commonly known as combination, because it takes the advantages of both a functional and reverse chronological order formats.
Reverse Chronological The reverse chronologicalformat focuses on what you are working toward. It is easy to follow and suggests your work history has a progressive configuration.
Reverse ChronologicalThe list below suggests advantages to using a reversechronological resume: This format highlights the years and experience you have with specific companies, draws a timeline. Does not leave the hiring manager wondering when/where the experience came from, supporting fact versus deception. Reflects an understood progression of work history. Great when trying to influence based off your previous employers reputation. Details what your responsibilities were at each position held.
HeaderQualifications or Work Experience*Company One, Sunny, CA Sept 2009 - *PresentPlanning and Scheduling Coordinatoro Ensure on-time, efficient appointment management for 110+trucks.o Assess teamwork, flexibility, adaptability, coordinating skillsand common values and goals of current company clientele.o Communicate regularly with director of operations, salesmanager and fleet managers to address ongoing strategies andconcerns. Reverse Chronological
*Organization One, Glendale, UT March 2003 – September 2009Director of Drivers Services and Retentiono Orientate prospective drivers to company policy and procedures.o Processing new hire paperwork.o Keeping owner operator files up-to-date.Hardware Design, Magnum, AZ June 2000 – February 2003CAD Programmero Design and creation of desk structures using CAD programming.o Schooling coworkers in first aid and safety procedures.EducationLarge High School 1996-2000Graduated (H.S. Diploma)Specialty Vo-tech Yolanda, FL 2001-2002Graduated 12Volt/Low VoltageUniversity of Maryland 2001-2002 Reverse Chronological
Functional ResumeWhen would you be more apt to use afunctional resume versus a chronologicalresume style? New to the work force (High School or College Graduate, New Career field, Military Transitioner, Homemaker or Previous Volunteer) and you need to highlight the skills you do possess. Your work history is lengthy and there is no direct rhythm to it (no clear-cut path). Over qualified.
Functional Resume BEAWARE!! Functional Resumes are often a turnoff because it leaves the hiring manager guessing at your employment dates. If you decide that the functional resume is the way to go, be sure and include your dates within an Employment History section following your Employment Highlights section. Another way to disclose your skill or highlight dates is to put it in parenthesis within your Employment Highlight section. Take away the guess work.
Jessica Applicant 123 Street (555) 555-5555 email@example.comEducationB.A. Communication Respectable College One Town, MT 1999M.B.A. Business Management Respectable University New Town, MT 2003HonorsDean‟s List 12 Consecutive SemestersAcademic All-State 8 Consecutive SemestersCareers Skills / KnowledgeHuman Resource professional experienced working in fast-paced environmentsdemanding strong organizational, practical, and interpersonal skills. Confident andcomposed while interacting with individuals of all levels. Ethical, trustworthy anddiscreet committed to high retention, low turnover. Able to work under deadlines withaccuracy and multi-tasking; Skills include:Word Processing & TypingTelephone ReceptionCustomer Service/RelationsData ArchivingFilingComputer OperationsOffice Equipment OperationsGrant Applications FunctionalAccounts Receivable/Payable
Career AchievementsADMINISTRATION SUPPORTDeveloped an operations program to calculate distance between originand destination and compared overhead to revenue, cutting costs 20percent.Created charts, spreadsheets and projected scenarios for organizationalimprovement.HIRING MANAGEMENTRestructured advertising to reduce costs $40,000 per month.Assembled effective hiring process.Cut turnover rate by 66% of previous year.Employment HistoryFRONTDESK/SECRETARY, Corporation One, Somewhere, FL (May „07 –Present)RECRUITER, Corporation Two, Sunny, CA (April 95-June 01)LEAD RECRUITER, Corporation Three, Sunny, CA (June 01-Nov 03)HUMAN RESOURCES, Corporation Four, Chandler, AZ (Nov 03- May 07) Functional
Hybrid / CombinationStrengths You highlight the skills that the employer wants List job details in reverse chronological order (preferred)WeaknessesLike functional formats, it is frowned uponbecause it lacks forthrightnessWho is it for?Entry Level, Seasoned Professionals, Ex-Military,Those with Employment Gaps, Multi-level Jobs
HeaderSummary of QualificationsMore than 12 years of progressive advancement in multiple roles from FleetManager to Terminal Manager. By being proactive, I have successfullystreamlined the business processes, managed multiple projects by balancing 5separate departments, and implemented those processes according to eachdepartment. I have developed high-performance efficient teams because of myexceptional communication skills and flexible/adaptable management styles. Myopen-mindedness, commitment to excellence, and attention to detail enables meto prevail despite ever changing conditions, therefore never leaving loose endsand ensuring all tasks are completed and nothing is left unresolved. Hybrid/Combination
Areas of ExpertiseLeadership and TeamworkBecause I have the ability to see the need for balance and am willing to beadaptable, I have attained my team‟s respect. Those colleagues recognize myappreciation and understanding of their duties as part of our team. As a respectedleader, I earned an opportunity to start up a new division of an established Midwestcompany, a handful of associates followed.Eye for ProgressionIf something is not broke, don‟t fix it. However, if there is a need for change, Irecognize it. I assessed a need for a program to monitor and ensure retentionamong drivers. The program maintained a beginning-to-end efficiency toseek, hire, train and keep the best drivers achieving a consistent 98% seated truckcount.Task ManagementIn addition to the day-to-day activities of managing multiple departments, mycompetence is often tested by the ever changing conditions be itweather, customers, equipment or employees. I have learned to be more efficient byassembling issues in an order of importance. Prioritizing each new matter withexisting daily business has allowed me to resolve complicated issues quickly. Hybrid/Combination
Career AdvancementFleet Manager 1999Customer Service Representative 2004Director of Driver Services 2006Director of Operations andDirector of Recruiting 2007Terminal Manager 2010Professional ExperienceB.S. in Business Management from University of Arizona May 1999Holiday, AZCorporation One July 1999 – June 2010Holiday, AZCorporation Two June 2010 - PresentHoliday, AZ Hybrid/Combination
Length 1-2 pages If you are a professor, inventor or scientist a Curriculum Vitae is what you will need to compile. C.V. are much longer.
Layout White Space is important on the resume. It allows the eyes to focus and to not over stimulate the reader. Use Bullet Points Font Not too large, not too small Consistent throughout Not too fancy
Header Name Permanent Address Phone Number Create a clean, professional voicemail. Email Address Keep it professional! No firstname.lastname@example.org
EducationRule of Thumb: If you are a recent graduate, your education should be listed at the beginning of your resume. If you are a seasoned professional, your education will be at the end.
Education List education institution, followed by the name of the degree and the major Include GPA if above 3.0 or greater as well as academic honors Example:EducationCollegeName, B.A. Communications Town, MT 1999HonorsDean‟s List 12 Consecutive SemestersAcademic All-State 8 Consecutive Semesters
Work HistoryJob titleName of organization, and, ifapplicable, divisionWork location (city, state)Dates (year or month/year)Accomplishments / Responsibilities