Important to customize the resume objective
 It tells the potential employer what the job
to match the position you are a...


It tells the potential employer the
It tells the potential employer whatwhatjob
the looking for.
candidate isjob candid...


A place to state what you can
It tells the potential employer what the job
offer the employer.
candidate is looking for...
Stating an objective can convince employers that
 It tells the potential employer what the job
you know what you want to ...


You need to employer what the
It tells the potentialbe clear about your job
employment for.
candidate is looking goals.
Create integrated strategies to develop and expand
existing customer sales, brand/product evolution,
and media endorsement
Management position where I can effectively
utilize my expertise in human relations, project
management, and staff recruit...
Marketing position that utilizes my writing
skills and enables me to make a positive
contribution to the organization.
Search engine optimization position where
I can use my SEO skills and experience to
increase site traffic and search engin...
To secure a position with a well established
organization with a stable environment that
will lead to a lasting relationsh...
To obtain a position that will enable me to
use my strong organizational skills, educational
background, and ability to wo...
Experienced HR Coordinator who enjoys
challenge seeking opportunity to learn and
improve skills.
There is a way to incorporate a “selling”
aspect into this section of
the resume without being obvious. You'll
learn this ...
Why is this example good?

Offers a great deal of information
about the job candidate immediately.
Why is this example good?

The candidate:
o Knows the language of Human
Resources
Why is this example good?

The candidate:
o Knows the language of Human
Resources
o Wants to make valuable contributions
t...
Why is this example good?

The candidate:
o Likes to be challenged, is flexible
(will look at more than one position)
Why is this example good?

The candidate:
o Likes to be challenged, is flexible
(will look at more than one position)
o Co...
Example is for a human resources
management position.
Job Target

A challenging management or generalist
position in Human Resources where my
in-depth knowledge of HRIS systems...
Subtle Selling

Your qualities and achievements is an
important aspect of YOUR objective
statement.
Subtle Selling

Do it in a way that presents
your skills as solving the employer's
problems, though, and you will master
t...
o

The more obvious advertisement of
your abilities and education comes
later in the resume (and also in the
cover letter)...
Consider for a moment just what this portion of the resume is designed to do:

o
o

o

Clarify for the employer what type ...
o

Students applying for internships or trainee
jobs can use objectives to show the recruiter
what they stand to gain from...
o

o

Students applying for internships or trainee
jobs can use objectives to show the recruiter
what they stand to gain f...
o

People with only one or two years of
work experience.
o
o

People with only one or two years of
work experience.
People changing careers use objectives
to show the employer wha...
o

Likewise, people with very diverse
experience will benefit from such
added focus.
o

Those in creative careers, where the
recent experience doesn't necessarily
reflect their creative abilities, use
them t...
o

It's important to only include an
objective statement when you are
targeting a particular job, so that it can
relate yo...
o

When there are a number of potential
positions for which you are qualified in
the organization, even if these are not
a...
o

If you can’t be specific about the job
you’re targeting.
o

o

If you can’t be specific about the job
you’re targeting.
When your resume is to be used at a
career fair, or be subm...
o

When you wish to be considered
for alternative positions within
a company.
Objective
o

Resume objective talks about what the
employer’s looking for.
Objective
o

o

Resume objective talks about what the
employer’s looking for.
Objective is about them.
Example: Management...
Objective
o

Point is - objective helps the employer see
exactly whether you could be the right employee
in as short a tim...
Objective
o

o

Point is - objective helps the employer see
exactly whether you could be the right employee
in as short a ...
Profile
o

Resume profile talks about what you're
looking for.
Profile
o

Profile is about you
Example: Seeking a career with a progressive
organization where I can utilize my skills,
k...
Profile
o

In comparison, profile invites the employer to
think about a relationship where the employee's
other needs and ...
General Objectives

o

When you are putting together a more
general resume, either for posting
online or for distribution ...
Specific Objectives

o

A position as a Senior Java Software Engineer
developing n-tier applications.
Specific Objectives

o
o

A position as a Senior Java Software Engineer
developing n-tier applications.
Entry level Electr...
Specific Objectives

o
o
o

A position as a Senior Java Software Engineer
developing n-tier applications.
Entry level Elec...
More General Objective

o

A position that will utilize my years of
experience in application development.
More General Objective

o
o

A position that will utilize my years of
experience in application development.
A position in...
More General Objective

o
o
o

A position that will utilize my years of
experience in application development.
A position ...
For an Entry Level Accounting Position

A position in the accounting field where
excellent analytical and technical skills...
If You Have Two Years Experience

A Data Entry position where skills in
spreadsheet development and troubleshooting
can im...
If You Are Changing Areas of Employment

A position as Assistant Engineer where
construction knowledge, high mechanical
ap...
If You Are a Creative Worker

A Graphic Design position where advanced
graphic and creative skills will produce a quality
...
If you do use a resume objective, make it very
specific, not vague and meaningless.
Consider:
o The name of the specific vacancy.
o The skills that relate to it, which can also
be counted amongst your stren...
o
o

The organization's needs and where these
match your ability to deliver.
Develop a complete a sentence starting "my
ob...
o
o

Always limit or avoid the use of personal
pronouns (I, my, mine, etc.).
Do not list your qualities and skills remembe...
Words and Phrases to Avoid Include

o

‘Utilize my’, ‘to challenge me’, ‘with room for
growth’, ‘advancement’, as these ar...
An Objective Can Limit Your Options

o

o

An objective can limit your options because it
is so specific. That's why it's ...
What to Include
What to Include

o College, Degree
What to Include

o College, Degree
o Awards, Honors
What to Include

o College, Degree
o Awards, Honors
o Certification
What to Include

o
o
o
o

College, Degree
Awards, Honors
Certification
Professional Development
What to Include

o
o
o
o
o

College, Degree
Awards, Honors
Certification
Professional Development
Resume Education Section...
What to Include in Your Education Section
What to Include in Your Education Section

o
o

Universities, community colleges, and trade schools
Cities and States of e...
What to Include in Your Education Section

o

Date of graduation— actual or anticipated. Writing
both the month and the ye...
What to Include in Your Education Section
Degree(s) earned—majors are a must; minors can be included if
relevant or spacin...
What to Include in Your Education Section

o
o
o
o
o

University papers or journals: participation and/
or publication
Org...
o

List the months and years; days are not necessary.
o
o

List the months and years; days are not necessary.
Writing “Jun. 2007-Dec. 2007” is specific, concise,
honest, and wo...
List the months and years; days are not necessary.
Writing “Jun. 2007-Dec. 2007” is specific, concise,
honest, and won't r...
o

If you worked at one job from “2006-2007” and the
current one from “2007-Present,” you can get away
with that, but keep...
o

The GPA should come first in a list of achievements
under the school information. Only list your GPA if
you are a stude...
o

The longer you have been out of school and
accumulating work experience, the more you should
be offering up space from ...
o

Only list your GPA if it’s 3.0 or higher.
o

Only list your GPA if it’s going to be obvious to the
employer—if your school did not use the standard
scale, consider ...
o

If your GPA is not high enough and the employer
requests it, you’ll have to bite the proverbial bullet
and spit it on t...
If your GPA is not high enough and the employer
requests it, you’ll have to bite the proverbial bullet
and spit it on ther...
o

Definitely include this information if you are
a student or recent graduate.
o
o

Definitely include this information if you are
a student or recent graduate.
List awards or honors programs in bullet...
o
o
o

Definitely include this information if you are
a student or recent graduate.
List awards or honors programs in bull...
o

If you don't have the degree required by the
position to which you are applying but have
relevant ongoing training, cre...
o

Only mention that you started a program at
certain school if the study is applicable to your
current chosen career
o

For example, if you started studying health law and
decided to earn a degree in medicine and want to put
that in your r...
Only mention community colleges if you…
Only mention community colleges if you…
o

Are currently enrolled there.
Only mention community colleges if you…
o
o

Are currently enrolled there.
Earned an AA and are not seeking higher degrees...
Only mention community colleges if you…
o
o
o

Are currently enrolled there
Earned an AA and are not seeking higher degree...
Never add your high school to your
resume even if you are still earning
your BA.
No one cares.
No one cares.
Everyone will assume you graduated if you are going
to college. If you really want to emphasize that you
onc...
Only 3 instances when it’s okay to place
your High School on a resume . . .
When to place HS on resume . . .

1. You are still in High School.
When to place HS on resume . . .

2. You have a High School diploma and
have no intention of ever enrolling in
college or ...
When to place HS on resume . . .

3. You are 100% certain that the person
to whom you are sending your
resume will be abso...
Top (After Objective) or Bottom
Top (After Objective)
o

o

Students and recent graduates or have been out of
school for less than three years, - place th...
Top (After Objective)
If you are still in school or just out of college, they
are going to want to know that up front and,...
Bottom
o
o

After three years, it needs to go on
the bottom.
Longer you are out of school, the shorter
your education sect...
Bottom
o

o

Not accumulated a lot of impressive work
experience in 3+ years.
If school outshines your educational
backgro...
o

o

Huntown College
May 2009
Bachelor of Arts in English,
Department Honors
Level 1 Education Certification
March 2008
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA B.A. in Humanities,
May 2007 GPA: 3.7
o Dean’s List, Spring 2005; Fall 2...
Various Terms
Various Terms
Various Terms

Work experience
Various Terms
Various Terms

Work experience
Professional experience
Various Terms

Experience is the most meaningful
part of your resume after the
resume profile.
Various Terms

Section must give evidences that
you actually did what you said you
did at your resume profile.
Choosing the right resume format: chronological, functional or combination.
Resume Formats

3 Types

Chronological
Resume Formats

3 Types

Chronological
Functional
Resume Formats

3 Types

Chronological
Functional
Combination
Resume Formats

Chronological
Resume Formats

Chronological
o

Most familiar.
Resume Formats

Chronological
o
o

Most familiar
Work experience is listed in reverse
chronological order (most recent job...
Resume Formats

Chronological
o
o
o

Most familiar
Work experience is listed in reverse
chronological order (most recent j...
Resume Formats

Chronological
For each job, indicate the:
(1) Period of time in which you were employed
(2) Name of your e...
Resume Formats

Chronological
Format best used when you are trying
to show career growth.
Resume Formats

Chronological
Example:
Most recent job is store manager,
the one before that is department
manager, prior ...
Resume Formats

Chronological Do Not Use If . . .
o Work history has been spotty.
Resume Formats

Chronological Do Not Use If . . .
o Work history has been spotty
o It has been stagnant you.
Resume Formats

Chronological Do Not Use If . . .
o Work history has been spotty.
o It has been stagnant you.
o If you are...
Resume Formats

Functional
o
o

o

Format to use if you are changing careers
Use when you don't have an employment
history...
Resume Formats

Functional

Functional resumes:
(1) Highlights transferable skills.
Resume Formats

Functional

Functional resumes:
(1) Highlights transferable skills.
(2) Categorizes your job skills by fun...
Resume Formats

Functional

Placement - beneath your name, contact
information (address, phone numbers and
email address) ...
Resume Formats

Functional

Example:
You might have sections titled “Supervision and
Management, Accounting”
. . . and wri...
Resume Formats

Functional

Begin with the function on which you want to
place the most emphasis.
o Choose the most releva...
Resume Formats
Does Not. . .

Functional

o Provide a job history.
o This may arouse the suspicions of the

person reviewi...
Resume Formats

Combination
Is a hybrid of a functional and
chronological resume.
Resume Formats

Combination Use If . . .
(1) You are changing careers, from a strong work
history, yet seemingly unrelated...
Resume Formats

Combination Use If . . .
(2) If your work history includes only one place
of employment, but you spent a s...
Resume Formats

Combination Use If . . .
(3) You have an extensive work history that does
a good job of showing off your a...
Resume Formats

Combination
Placement

First, after your name, address, then objective.
Resume Formats

Combination
Next

Sections describing your abilities or job functions.
Resume Formats

Combination
Follow the instructions for putting together a functional
resume but keep your descriptions sh...
Resume Formats

Combination
o

List employers and dates here.
Resume Formats

Combination
o
o

List employers and dates here.
Do not offer further descriptions as you
have already desc...
Resume Formats

Combination
o

It lets you stress the various skills you attained
through that job. Use a functional resum...
Chronological

o
o

Use when you are trying to show
career growth.
Use when you can show a history
of upward progression.
Functional

o
o
o

Use to show off your abilities.
Highlight your transferable skills…
When you have no or limited work/
e...
Combination

o

Use to show off your abilities and a bit more
extensive but still limited work history.
Combination continued

o

Use if work history includes only one place
of employment, but you spent a long time
there and h...
Demonstrates Your Character

Volunteer/Community Service
o
o
o

Shows you take initiative to find work
that you like.
Reve...
Demonstrates Your Character

Volunteer/Community Service
o
o
o

Show employers what important skills
you learned.
Shows th...
How to Document Your

Volunteer/Community Service
Best way to describe volunteer work relate it to the job you are applyin...
How to Document Your

Volunteer/Community Service
First

Identify an accurate position title.
o
o

If you did tutoring, us...
How to Document Your

Volunteer/Community Service
Next

List two or three responsibilities of
your volunteer job/position.
How to Document Your

Volunteer/Community Service
Clearly explain the service you provided in terms
of your achievements, ...
How to Document Your

Volunteer/Community Service
What did you demonstrate that will make
you an asset to your new workpla...
How to Document Your

Volunteer/Community Service
What would be important to the work world
about what you did?
o
o
o

Did...
How to Document Your

Volunteer/Community Service
All these sorts of things impress an employer.
What if I have no job title for my work experience,
volunteer or community service work?
What if I have no job title for my work experience,
volunteer or community service work?

o

Writing “volunteer” on your r...
What if I have no job title for my work experience,
volunteer or community service work?

o

Think of a title that represe...
What if I have no job title for my work experience,
volunteer or community service work?

o

Were you helping to file reco...
What if I have no job title for my work experience,
volunteer or community service work?

o

Try “clerical assistant”, “pr...
What if I have no job title for my work experience,
volunteer or community service work?

o

Ask your volunteer work super...
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  1. 1. Important to customize the resume objective  It tells the potential employer what the job to match the position you are applying for. candidate is looking for.
  2. 2.  It tells the potential employer the It tells the potential employer whatwhatjob the looking for. candidate isjob candidate is looking for.
  3. 3.  A place to state what you can It tells the potential employer what the job offer the employer. candidate is looking for.
  4. 4. Stating an objective can convince employers that  It tells the potential employer what the job you know what you want to do and are familiar candidate is the field. for. with looking
  5. 5.  You need to employer what the It tells the potentialbe clear about your job employment for. candidate is looking goals.
  6. 6. Create integrated strategies to develop and expand existing customer sales, brand/product evolution, and media endorsement
  7. 7. Management position where I can effectively utilize my expertise in human relations, project management, and staff recruitment and retention.
  8. 8. Marketing position that utilizes my writing skills and enables me to make a positive contribution to the organization.
  9. 9. Search engine optimization position where I can use my SEO skills and experience to increase site traffic and search engine placement.
  10. 10. To secure a position with a well established organization with a stable environment that will lead to a lasting relationship in the field of finance.
  11. 11. To obtain a position that will enable me to use my strong organizational skills, educational background, and ability to work well with people.
  12. 12. Experienced HR Coordinator who enjoys challenge seeking opportunity to learn and improve skills.
  13. 13. There is a way to incorporate a “selling” aspect into this section of the resume without being obvious. You'll learn this little secret so that you can impress the employer before you ever meet face-to-face.
  14. 14. Why is this example good? Offers a great deal of information about the job candidate immediately.
  15. 15. Why is this example good? The candidate: o Knows the language of Human Resources
  16. 16. Why is this example good? The candidate: o Knows the language of Human Resources o Wants to make valuable contributions to the organization
  17. 17. Why is this example good? The candidate: o Likes to be challenged, is flexible (will look at more than one position)
  18. 18. Why is this example good? The candidate: o Likes to be challenged, is flexible (will look at more than one position) o Communicates well and has experience in vital areas.
  19. 19. Example is for a human resources management position.
  20. 20. Job Target A challenging management or generalist position in Human Resources where my in-depth knowledge of HRIS systems can broaden the base of expertise in your department
  21. 21. Subtle Selling Your qualities and achievements is an important aspect of YOUR objective statement.
  22. 22. Subtle Selling Do it in a way that presents your skills as solving the employer's problems, though, and you will master this section of the resume.
  23. 23. o The more obvious advertisement of your abilities and education comes later in the resume (and also in the cover letter).
  24. 24. Consider for a moment just what this portion of the resume is designed to do: o o o Clarify for the employer what type of position you are seeking Define some of your finest qualities and present them in vibrant language to which the employer can immediately relate Subtly build up the employer with a positive flow of words
  25. 25. o Students applying for internships or trainee jobs can use objectives to show the recruiter what they stand to gain from a young applicant with little experience.
  26. 26. o o Students applying for internships or trainee jobs can use objectives to show the recruiter what they stand to gain from a young applicant with little experience. Entry level applicants and recent graduates , they give a focus to a resume that doesn't yet include much work experience.
  27. 27. o People with only one or two years of work experience.
  28. 28. o o People with only one or two years of work experience. People changing careers use objectives to show the employer what they can add to the organization, despite lack of directly relevant experience.
  29. 29. o Likewise, people with very diverse experience will benefit from such added focus.
  30. 30. o Those in creative careers, where the recent experience doesn't necessarily reflect their creative abilities, use them to show how their creativity can be applied to gain results in the employer's area.
  31. 31. o It's important to only include an objective statement when you are targeting a particular job, so that it can relate your skills and experience directly to that employer's needs.
  32. 32. o When there are a number of potential positions for which you are qualified in the organization, even if these are not advertised, as it will limit your options
  33. 33. o If you can’t be specific about the job you’re targeting.
  34. 34. o o If you can’t be specific about the job you’re targeting. When your resume is to be used at a career fair, or be submitted to a website, an employment exchange.
  35. 35. o When you wish to be considered for alternative positions within a company.
  36. 36. Objective o Resume objective talks about what the employer’s looking for.
  37. 37. Objective o o Resume objective talks about what the employer’s looking for. Objective is about them. Example: Management position in procurement where over 10 years of experience will add value to operations.
  38. 38. Objective o Point is - objective helps the employer see exactly whether you could be the right employee in as short a time as possible.
  39. 39. Objective o o Point is - objective helps the employer see exactly whether you could be the right employee in as short a time as possible. It’s saying, “You’re looking for a procurement manager? Here’s how you'll benefit with this employee.”
  40. 40. Profile o Resume profile talks about what you're looking for.
  41. 41. Profile o Profile is about you Example: Seeking a career with a progressive organization where I can utilize my skills, knowledge and experience in management, operations, Purchasing and buying in a challenging role that allows for advancement and growth.
  42. 42. Profile o In comparison, profile invites the employer to think about a relationship where the employee's other needs and aims must be taken into consideration as well.
  43. 43. General Objectives o When you are putting together a more general resume, either for posting online or for distribution at a career fair, keep the resume objective more general.
  44. 44. Specific Objectives o A position as a Senior Java Software Engineer developing n-tier applications.
  45. 45. Specific Objectives o o A position as a Senior Java Software Engineer developing n-tier applications. Entry level Electrical Engineer position at XYZ Company.
  46. 46. Specific Objectives o o o A position as a Senior Java Software Engineer developing n-tier applications. Entry level Electrical Engineer position at XYZ Company. SQL Database Developer in the Financial Services Industry.
  47. 47. More General Objective o A position that will utilize my years of experience in application development.
  48. 48. More General Objective o o A position that will utilize my years of experience in application development. A position in the Electrical Engineering field.
  49. 49. More General Objective o o o A position that will utilize my years of experience in application development. A position in the Electrical Engineering field. A position in Database Development or Administration.
  50. 50. For an Entry Level Accounting Position A position in the accounting field where excellent analytical and technical skills can help to improve the company's profitability.
  51. 51. If You Have Two Years Experience A Data Entry position where skills in spreadsheet development and troubleshooting can improve efficiency and enhance profitability.
  52. 52. If You Are Changing Areas of Employment A position as Assistant Engineer where construction knowledge, high mechanical aptitude and commitment to safety can contribute to profitable operation
  53. 53. If You Are a Creative Worker A Graphic Design position where advanced graphic and creative skills will produce a quality product for agency customers.
  54. 54. If you do use a resume objective, make it very specific, not vague and meaningless.
  55. 55. Consider: o The name of the specific vacancy. o The skills that relate to it, which can also be counted amongst your strengths.
  56. 56. o o The organization's needs and where these match your ability to deliver. Develop a complete a sentence starting "my objective is…" or "my goal is…" (you don't actually need to include these words).
  57. 57. o o Always limit or avoid the use of personal pronouns (I, my, mine, etc.). Do not list your qualities and skills remember, keep it short and punchy.
  58. 58. Words and Phrases to Avoid Include o ‘Utilize my’, ‘to challenge me’, ‘with room for growth’, ‘advancement’, as these are about you and not the employer.
  59. 59. An Objective Can Limit Your Options o o An objective can limit your options because it is so specific. That's why it's a good idea to write a new one, or adapt the existing one, for each vacancy you apply for. Always tailor it for the job in question.
  60. 60. What to Include
  61. 61. What to Include o College, Degree
  62. 62. What to Include o College, Degree o Awards, Honors
  63. 63. What to Include o College, Degree o Awards, Honors o Certification
  64. 64. What to Include o o o o College, Degree Awards, Honors Certification Professional Development
  65. 65. What to Include o o o o o College, Degree Awards, Honors Certification Professional Development Resume Education Section Example
  66. 66. What to Include in Your Education Section
  67. 67. What to Include in Your Education Section o o Universities, community colleges, and trade schools Cities and States of each school
  68. 68. What to Include in Your Education Section o Date of graduation— actual or anticipated. Writing both the month and the year is preferred, but year alone is acceptable (consider consistency regarding how you approach dating your work experience and other details throughout the resume)
  69. 69. What to Include in Your Education Section Degree(s) earned—majors are a must; minors can be included if relevant or spacing permits (if you graduated cum laude, place that between the degree and date). Degrees can be spelled out or abbreviated (but be consistent). o GPA o Honors programs and awards o Certificates earned o
  70. 70. What to Include in Your Education Section o o o o o University papers or journals: participation and/ or publication Organizations Fraternities or sororities Related coursework or senior projects Special training, workshops, and seminars
  71. 71. o List the months and years; days are not necessary.
  72. 72. o o List the months and years; days are not necessary. Writing “Jun. 2007-Dec. 2007” is specific, concise, honest, and won't raise any red flags to an employer.
  73. 73. List the months and years; days are not necessary. Writing “Jun. 2007-Dec. 2007” is specific, concise, honest, and won't raise any red flags to an employer. o Writing “2007-2007” looks strange and doesn’t really mean anything. o o
  74. 74. o If you worked at one job from “2006-2007” and the current one from “2007-Present,” you can get away with that, but keep in mind that the persnickety employer will wonder if you quit your last job in January of 2007, went to the Bahamas for two seasons, and started your new job in September.
  75. 75. o The GPA should come first in a list of achievements under the school information. Only list your GPA if you are a student or recent graduate.
  76. 76. o The longer you have been out of school and accumulating work experience, the more you should be offering up space from your Education section to your Experience section. Same applies with all other honorable mentions under your list of schools.
  77. 77. o Only list your GPA if it’s 3.0 or higher.
  78. 78. o Only list your GPA if it’s going to be obvious to the employer—if your school did not use the standard scale, consider carefully how you will present it otherwise.
  79. 79. o If your GPA is not high enough and the employer requests it, you’ll have to bite the proverbial bullet and spit it on there
  80. 80. If your GPA is not high enough and the employer requests it, you’ll have to bite the proverbial bullet and spit it on there. o Not doing so, of course, will have worse consequences like indicating to the employer that you are hiding something or don’t pay attention to directions. o
  81. 81. o Definitely include this information if you are a student or recent graduate.
  82. 82. o o Definitely include this information if you are a student or recent graduate. List awards or honors programs in bullets underneath the school information.
  83. 83. o o o Definitely include this information if you are a student or recent graduate. List awards or honors programs in bullets underneath the school information. Mention “cum laude” honors after your degree/major.
  84. 84. o If you don't have the degree required by the position to which you are applying but have relevant ongoing training, create a “Professional Development” section above Education and list any seminars, classes, and conferences in which you participated.
  85. 85. o Only mention that you started a program at certain school if the study is applicable to your current chosen career
  86. 86. o For example, if you started studying health law and decided to earn a degree in medicine and want to put that in your resume, then you would write the school, city, and dates on one line and a bullet underneath with mention of your studies (i.e. “Studies included Health Law”).
  87. 87. Only mention community colleges if you…
  88. 88. Only mention community colleges if you… o Are currently enrolled there.
  89. 89. Only mention community colleges if you… o o Are currently enrolled there. Earned an AA and are not seeking higher degrees.
  90. 90. Only mention community colleges if you… o o o Are currently enrolled there Earned an AA and are not seeking higher degrees Studied something relevant to the job you are seeking
  91. 91. Never add your high school to your resume even if you are still earning your BA.
  92. 92. No one cares.
  93. 93. No one cares. Everyone will assume you graduated if you are going to college. If you really want to emphasize that you once were the reigning Dungeon Master at your High School’s well-reputed D&D Society, you should just create an Interests section for your resume at the very bottom and add “Role Playing Games” to it.
  94. 94. Only 3 instances when it’s okay to place your High School on a resume . . .
  95. 95. When to place HS on resume . . . 1. You are still in High School.
  96. 96. When to place HS on resume . . . 2. You have a High School diploma and have no intention of ever enrolling in college or some sort of trade school.
  97. 97. When to place HS on resume . . . 3. You are 100% certain that the person to whom you are sending your resume will be absolutely thrilled to discover that you were once a student there.
  98. 98. Top (After Objective) or Bottom
  99. 99. Top (After Objective) o o Students and recent graduates or have been out of school for less than three years, - place their educational experience at the top. Recruiters and employers want to know where you are coming from and what you know.
  100. 100. Top (After Objective) If you are still in school or just out of college, they are going to want to know that up front and, accordingly, what you can contribute. o Most cases, students and recent graduates don't have a lot of experience yet o Education is their trump card. o
  101. 101. Bottom o o After three years, it needs to go on the bottom. Longer you are out of school, the shorter your education section should become.
  102. 102. Bottom o o Not accumulated a lot of impressive work experience in 3+ years. If school outshines your educational background, consider keeping your education section at the top for a couple more years.
  103. 103. o o Huntown College May 2009 Bachelor of Arts in English, Department Honors Level 1 Education Certification March 2008
  104. 104. University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA B.A. in Humanities, May 2007 GPA: 3.7 o Dean’s List, Spring 2005; Fall 2006 o Member: Humanities Honors Society, Spring 2004 - Spring 2007 o Participant: Literary Debate League, Fall 2004 o
  105. 105. Various Terms
  106. 106. Various Terms Various Terms Work experience
  107. 107. Various Terms Various Terms Work experience Professional experience
  108. 108. Various Terms Experience is the most meaningful part of your resume after the resume profile.
  109. 109. Various Terms Section must give evidences that you actually did what you said you did at your resume profile.
  110. 110. Choosing the right resume format: chronological, functional or combination.
  111. 111. Resume Formats 3 Types Chronological
  112. 112. Resume Formats 3 Types Chronological Functional
  113. 113. Resume Formats 3 Types Chronological Functional Combination
  114. 114. Resume Formats Chronological
  115. 115. Resume Formats Chronological o Most familiar.
  116. 116. Resume Formats Chronological o o Most familiar Work experience is listed in reverse chronological order (most recent job first).
  117. 117. Resume Formats Chronological o o o Most familiar Work experience is listed in reverse chronological order (most recent job first). Placement - beneath your name, contact information (address, phone numbers and email address) and objective, as it does regardless of the format you choose.
  118. 118. Resume Formats Chronological For each job, indicate the: (1) Period of time in which you were employed (2) Name of your employer (3) Employer’s location should follow this Below, give a description of each job. Follow your work history with a section on education that lists each degree, certificate, etc. you have earned.
  119. 119. Resume Formats Chronological Format best used when you are trying to show career growth.
  120. 120. Resume Formats Chronological Example: Most recent job is store manager, the one before that is department manager, prior to that you were a sales clerk, show a history of upward progression.
  121. 121. Resume Formats Chronological Do Not Use If . . . o Work history has been spotty.
  122. 122. Resume Formats Chronological Do Not Use If . . . o Work history has been spotty o It has been stagnant you.
  123. 123. Resume Formats Chronological Do Not Use If . . . o Work history has been spotty. o It has been stagnant you. o If you are changing careers, (you will not be able to show a career trajectory).
  124. 124. Resume Formats Functional o o o Format to use if you are changing careers Use when you don't have an employment history in the field you are seeking a new job And, you do have skills (transferable skills) obtained through other experiences, both paid and unpaid.
  125. 125. Resume Formats Functional Functional resumes: (1) Highlights transferable skills.
  126. 126. Resume Formats Functional Functional resumes: (1) Highlights transferable skills. (2) Categorizes your job skills by function, emphasizing your abilities.
  127. 127. Resume Formats Functional Placement - beneath your name, contact information (address, phone numbers and email address) and objective (placement is the same for each format). o Provide a section for each of the functions or abilities you want to highlight. o Related work experience goes beneath each section heading. o
  128. 128. Resume Formats Functional Example: You might have sections titled “Supervision and Management, Accounting” . . . and writing and editing within the section titled “Writing and Editing,” One of your items might be “Edited monthly newsletter to promote upcoming library events and workshops.” NOTE: Combination resume will solve this problem.
  129. 129. Resume Formats Functional Begin with the function on which you want to place the most emphasis. o Choose the most relevant to the job you are applying. o Target your resume to different employers by changing your objective and/or order in you list the functions. o
  130. 130. Resume Formats Does Not. . . Functional o Provide a job history. o This may arouse the suspicions of the person reviewing your resume who will surely want to know something about your employment history.
  131. 131. Resume Formats Combination Is a hybrid of a functional and chronological resume.
  132. 132. Resume Formats Combination Use If . . . (1) You are changing careers, from a strong work history, yet seemingly unrelated, employment history.
  133. 133. Resume Formats Combination Use If . . . (2) If your work history includes only one place of employment, but you spent a significant amount of time there and your job duties were very diverse.
  134. 134. Resume Formats Combination Use If . . . (3) You have an extensive work history that does a good job of showing off your attributes.
  135. 135. Resume Formats Combination Placement First, after your name, address, then objective.
  136. 136. Resume Formats Combination Next Sections describing your abilities or job functions.
  137. 137. Resume Formats Combination Follow the instructions for putting together a functional resume but keep your descriptions shorter since you will have to leave room for the second part of this format: “Employment Experience” or “Work History” (choose whichever title you prefer). This part resembles chronological resume.
  138. 138. Resume Formats Combination o List employers and dates here.
  139. 139. Resume Formats Combination o o List employers and dates here. Do not offer further descriptions as you have already described your abilities in the functional part.
  140. 140. Resume Formats Combination o It lets you stress the various skills you attained through that job. Use a functional resume to show off your abilities while de-emphasizing a limited work history, or use a combination resume to show off your abilities and a bit more extensive but still limited work history.
  141. 141. Chronological o o Use when you are trying to show career growth. Use when you can show a history of upward progression.
  142. 142. Functional o o o Use to show off your abilities. Highlight your transferable skills… When you have no or limited work/ employment history in the field you are seeking a new job.
  143. 143. Combination o Use to show off your abilities and a bit more extensive but still limited work history.
  144. 144. Combination continued o Use if work history includes only one place of employment, but you spent a long time there and had many diverse duties and/or more than one job title.
  145. 145. Demonstrates Your Character Volunteer/Community Service o o o Shows you take initiative to find work that you like. Reveals your areas of interest. Shows that you are motivated by the opportunity, to learn – not just a paycheck.
  146. 146. Demonstrates Your Character Volunteer/Community Service o o o Show employers what important skills you learned. Shows that you are an involved citizen – community advocate. Someone who wants to make a difference, advocate for improvement, or progress.
  147. 147. How to Document Your Volunteer/Community Service Best way to describe volunteer work relate it to the job you are applying to. Key - translate what you gained from the volunteer activity into the language of the paid work world.
  148. 148. How to Document Your Volunteer/Community Service First Identify an accurate position title. o o If you did tutoring, use the title “Tutor.” If you coordinated a project, identify your work accurately as “Project Coordinator.”
  149. 149. How to Document Your Volunteer/Community Service Next List two or three responsibilities of your volunteer job/position.
  150. 150. How to Document Your Volunteer/Community Service Clearly explain the service you provided in terms of your achievements, highlighting the valuable knowledge of skills and abilities you learned that enhanced your performance. o o o o Did you have the chance to practice public speaking? Write reports, news releases, newsletters? Plan projects, coordinate sub-committees? Such skills are applicable to just about any setting.
  151. 151. How to Document Your Volunteer/Community Service What did you demonstrate that will make you an asset to your new workplace. o o Did you raise $100,000? Train others to do the work?
  152. 152. How to Document Your Volunteer/Community Service What would be important to the work world about what you did? o o o Did you manage a budget or accomplish goals on schedule? Did you supervise a staff of people? Even if they, too, were volunteers, your success required the ability to be a motivating leader.
  153. 153. How to Document Your Volunteer/Community Service All these sorts of things impress an employer.
  154. 154. What if I have no job title for my work experience, volunteer or community service work?
  155. 155. What if I have no job title for my work experience, volunteer or community service work? o Writing “volunteer” on your resume might be accurate, but employers want to know how your volunteer work experience applies to their workplace.
  156. 156. What if I have no job title for my work experience, volunteer or community service work? o Think of a title that represents the kind of volunteer work you did on the job.
  157. 157. What if I have no job title for my work experience, volunteer or community service work? o Were you helping to file records, organize a new task force or answering the phone lines?
  158. 158. What if I have no job title for my work experience, volunteer or community service work? o Try “clerical assistant”, “project manager” or “front reception.”
  159. 159. What if I have no job title for my work experience, volunteer or community service work? o Ask your volunteer work supervisor to help you clarify your responsibilities and identify possible titles for the position worked.
  160. 160. Available upon request.
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