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  • 1. Resume and Cover Letter Tips That Are Sure To Get You Noticed Kizzy Hatcher Career Coach Calhoun College
  • 2. What is a Resume’?  A resume’ is a continued work in progress. It should be updated as new achievements, jobs and other professional credits that are achieved.
  • 3. What should my Resume’ consist of?  Contact information: (name, address, phone number with area code, city, state, zip code, and email address); this should be at the top of the page.  Focus statement: (brief statement that tells about the position you are interested in).
  • 4. What should my Resume’ consist of? (Continued)  Professional experiences: this follows the focus statement in the chronological resume’.  In the functional resume: special skills may proceed.  Educational background: degrees and professional certifications.
  • 5. Tips for Creating a Good Resume’  Be honest, accurate, and truthful about skills, credentials and work history.  Keep it simple, easy to read and interesting.  Never write in first person (I, my, we, our, etc.)  Have several people to proofread the resume’
  • 6. What is a cover letter?  Accompanying letter: a letter sent with another document or package, providing necessary or additional information.  It tells about yourself.
  • 7. Why is a cover letter important?  A cover letter is your opportunity to introduce and promote yourself.  Use the cover letter to give potential employers an idea of who you are.
  • 8. What goes in a cover letter?  Your street, city, state, zip code should be typed on one line each.  (Double space)then type the name of the employer, title and their address.  Salutation (employer’s name).  First paragraph-explain your reason for applying (a few sentences).  Next paragraph-reason why you are the best candidate for the job.  Final paragraph- not more than two or three sentences(thank employer for time/effort spent considering your application.  Lastly, put your name and signature written in ink.
  • 9. General Tips  Attitude is everything.  Research the job position and company.  Dress the part.  When given the job interview, be on time.  Make good eye contact and speak clearly.  After interview write a short thank-you note to the interviewer.
  • 10. Questions & Answers

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