How To Write a Resume
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Basic Resume Writing Tips and Tricks

Basic Resume Writing Tips and Tricks

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How To Write a Resume Presentation Transcript

  • 1. SPRING 2012 Resume Writing
  • 2. Agenda
    • Elements of a Basic Resume
    • Top 10 Resume Mistakes
    • Extras- References, Awards
  • 3. Resume Elements
    • Basic
      • Objective
      • Education
      • Experience
    • Additional
      • Skills
      • Memberships
      • Awards
  • 4. Objective -Examples
    • Objectives
      • Keep them short. No more than 2-3 sentences. Think of it as a “status update.” 140 characters is good.
      • It should say something about you and be extremely positive, hopeful and ambitious.
  • 5. Education-Examples
    • List Schools Attended
    • Time Attended
    • Graduation Date
    • Relevant Coursework (if applicable)
    Education Tech High School 2010-2012 Graduation Date: May, 2012 Coursework: Broadcasting, Oral and Written Communication
  • 6. Experience - Examples
    • List experience chronologically with most recent info first.
    • Each entry should have:
      • Name of Company
      • Your Title
      • Length of Employment
        • Month, Year – Month, Year
        • Month, Year – Present
        • Year - Year
    • Greenlawn Landscaping Company May, 2010 - August, 2010
    • Landscaper
    • Oversaw the lawn maintenance needs of several clients
    • Maintained client accounts for up to twelve customers, simultaneously
    • Acted as liaison between customers and upper management
  • 7. Top Ten Mistakes and Tips
    • Grammatical Errors
    • Spelling Errors
    • Too much information
    • Irrelevant information
    • Incorrect Information
    • Busy Colors
    • Using unreadable font
    • Not Proofreading
    • Being Negative
    • Vulgar/Inappropriate Email Addresses
    • Put Most Important Information First
    • Be Positive
    • Use “Action” Verbs
      • Resolved
      • Orchestrated
      • Built
      • Created
    • Keep Everything on one page
  • 8.
    • Skills
    • References
    • List Software you are proficient in
      • Microsoft Office
      • Adobe Photoshop
    • How many words do you type a minute?
    • List your positive attributes
      • Team Player
      • Oral Communication
    • References don’t need to be included on your resume
    • Provide them separately and only upon request
    • Include friends
    Extras
  • 9.
    • Memberships
    • Awards
    • Only include if memberships are relevant to the job or speak to your positive character
    • List Student Organizations
    • List Volunteer Organizations
    • You may want to exclude political or religious memberships
    • List Academic and Athletic Awards either on the school level or locally
    • List Scholarships, Acceptance into Colleges and Universities
    • Do Not list recreational accomplishments
      • Best Hair at County Fair 2012
      • Class Clown 2010
    Extras