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  • 1. This is a blank slide on purpose. We will land here from the opening animation loop before starting the main presentation
  • 2. Creating A Resume That Stands Out March 24, 2011 Creating A Resume That Stands Out
  • 3. Darla Mayse Sourcing and Recruitment Marketing Specialist sodexoUSA.com
  • 4. Creating A Resume That Stands Out The Purpose of a Resume
    • "The resume is the tool that you need to obtain an interview. Once you have been selected to be interviewed, it's up to you to make the right impression by being able to best articulate your skills relative to the job."
    • Karen Graham, Sodexo Sr. Recruiter
  • 5. Creating A Resume That Stands Out How do I get started?
    • Know what you want in a career
    • Collect Information
    • Think in terms of accomplishments when preparing your resume
    • Read and Understand the requirements of the job. Speak the lingo.
    • Develop a professional profile or skills summary rather than an objective
  • 6. Creating A Resume That Stands Out The Importance of Keywords “ These days, the job market is flooded with candidates. So, to stand out in a crowd, job seekers have to be as informed about the jobs they apply for as a consumer who is purchasing a new car. Just as a car buyer knows to talk about all of the vehicle options they desire, a job candidate must be able to speak the language of a company’s recruiters.” Derren Thompson, Manager Diversity Recruitment
  • 7. Creating A Resume That Stands Out March 24, 2011 A few Do’s to Consider
  • 8. Creating A Resume That Stands Out Do…
    • Provide up to date and professional contact information
    • Make your resume visually appealing and easy to read
    • Keep your resume brief and concise
    • Include strong action verbs and key terms
    • Include internships, volunteer work and any involvement in student or professional associations to highlight your skills
    • Make your resume interesting
  • 9. Creating A Resume That Stands Out March 24, 2011 A few Don’ts to Consider
  • 10. Creating A Resume That Stands Out Don’t…
    • Don’t write job descriptions
    • Don’t exaggerate your qualifications
    • Don’t make spelling, punctuation or grammatical errors.
    • Don’t use texting language, acronyms or abbreviations.
    • Don't use personal pronouns (I, my, me) in a resume.
    • Don’t have any unreasonable expectations of what a resume can do.
  • 11. Creating A Resume That Stands Out Questions
    • Questions??????
  • 12. Creating A Resume That Stands Out Resources
    • Sodexo Careers Blog - http://www.sodexocareersblog.com/2010/08/how-to-stand-out-in-crowd-use-keywords.html#uds-search-results
    • Wikihow.com - http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Resume
    • MSN Careers/CareerBuilder - http://msn.careerbuilder.com/MSN/Category.aspx?categoryid=CL