SPRING 2012 Resume Writing
Agenda <ul><li>Elements of a Basic Resume </li></ul><ul><li>Top 10 Resume Mistakes </li></ul><ul><li>Extras- References, A...
Resume Elements <ul><li>Basic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Objective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
Objective -Examples <ul><li>Objectives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep them short. No more than 2-3 sentences. Think of it as a...
Education-Examples <ul><li>List Schools Attended </li></ul><ul><li>Time Attended </li></ul><ul><li>Graduation Date </li></...
Experience - Examples <ul><li>List experience chronologically with most recent info first. </li></ul><ul><li>Each entry sh...
Top Ten Mistakes and Tips <ul><li>Grammatical Errors </li></ul><ul><li>Spelling Errors </li></ul><ul><li>Too much informat...
<ul><li>Skills </li></ul><ul><li>References </li></ul><ul><li>List Software you are proficient in </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mi...
<ul><li>Memberships </li></ul><ul><li>Awards </li></ul><ul><li>Only include if memberships are relevant to the job or spea...
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How To Write a Resume

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