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  • 1. RESUME WRITING by Bonala Kondal
  • 2. Can your resume pass the 10-second test ? 10 seconds is all the time an employer is going to give your resume in deciding to keep it or pass on it!
  • 3. What is a Resume? • Highlights the relevant facts about you, your education, and your experience. • Makes the first impression about you. • Self Marketing Tool. • Personal Ad. • Job Skills Showcase. • Positions you in the mind of the employer, thus creating a value. • The interview gets you the job, the resume gets you the interview!
  • 4. What Will a Resume Do For Me? • Helps organize your thoughts. • Enable you to assess your strengths, skills, abilities and experience - thereby preparing you for the interview process • Act as a reminder of you to the employer/interviewer after you're done interviewing • Be a basis for the interviewer to justify your hiring
  • 5. Résumé Components
  • 6. Research • Know Yourself • Current Values, Interests, Skills, Personality Traits and Personal Priorities. • Goal Setting. • Explore Career Opportunities • Matching goals, transferable skills, and personal needs to a career path. • A list of potential employers. • Job descriptions from past positions.
  • 7. Research • What kind of skills and experience required? • What can you say that demonstrates that you have made some effort to learn about the company? • What can you tell them about the contribution you are qualified to make?
  • 8. • Relevant, Clear and Concise. • No typing errors. • No misspellings. • No Abbreviations. • Do not tell a lie or mistruth. • Do not include any negative information.
  • 9. Should I Have More Than One Version of My Resume? • YES! • Create a targeted resume each time you apply for an opportunity. • Develop a 'generic' resume to use in online databases.
  • 10. Summary Is a concise section about what you have to offer to a prospective employer in terms of Experience, Skills, Results, Interests or you job Objective. Example: “Four years of marketing experience, proven ability in building brands.”
  • 11. Example Example. Results-oriented, high-energy, hands-on professional, with a successful record of accomplishments in the blood banking, training and communication transmission industries.
  • 12. Contact Information • Name (largest font) • Address, City and State (spell out state) • Telephone Number • Cell Number • Email Address
  • 13. Example Rajesh Krishnan 580 Church Road Phone: 022-2354698 Abids, Hyderabad-69 Mob: 09747123333 2hotforyou@rediffmail.com Deepa sankar 409-b, cross Road, Kukatpally Hyderabad-11 Mob: 09995595959 Rajesh Krishnan 580 Church Road Phone: 022-2354698 Abids, Hyderabad-69 Mob: 09747123333 Krish_raj@sbcglobal.net DEEPA SANKAR 409-b, Cross Road Kukatpally Hyderabad-11 Mob: 09995595959 deepas@yahoo.com
  • 14. The Career Objective •Keep it short. • Example: •The field of discipline of acquiring and applying scientific and technical knowledge for practical purpose. •Seeking a position in Customer Service which utilizes my extensive experience and success in satisfying clients. •To secure a database management position with a progressive company.
  • 15. Employment History • Reverse chronological order. • Divide the Relevant Experience with Work History. • Five Components: – Job Title – Name of Employer – Location – Dates of employment – Description • Exclude •Unaccountable gaps. •Street address, supervisor names, telephone number or reason for leaving.
  • 16. Education • List most recent education first. • Mention Date of Completion and University/College name. • Percentage only if I class. • Academic honors. • Don’t include high school (unless this is your highest level of education).
  • 17. Relevant Coursework (Optional) • This is for new graduates or current students. • This lets the employer know which courses you have already completed. • Do not list every course, only relevant courses to specific skills.
  • 18. Example
  • 19. Activities and Honors • Only if relevant to job. – Mention scholarships, memberships etc. – Community work, volunteer work etc. • Don’t include anything from before college. • Avoid controversial topics such as Politics, Religion etc. For Fresher, you may mention extra-curricular activities, which would highlight your suitability to the job.
  • 20. Significant Personal Facts •Technological Skills. •Foreign Language.
  • 21. Hobbies and Interests • Don’t list unless – Organized, that is, if you belong to a club or group – Relevant to the position
  • 22. References • Must come as a separate document using the same header on resume. • Do not send to employer unless they request it. • Between 3-5 references, – All individuals with direct knowledge of your job abilities. – Or a professor of main subjects. • Ask the permission of references before giving their names and numbers.
  • 23. Types of Resumes Chronological Resume Functional Resume Combination Resume Targeted Resume
  • 24. 1. Chronological Resume • Listing your work history, with the most recent position listed first. • Employers typically prefer this type of resume because it's easy to see what jobs you have held and when you have worked at them
  • 25. Sample Chronological Resume - Retail Paul Jones 6 Pine Street Arlington, VA 12333 555.555.5555 (home) 566.486.2222 (cell) phjones@vacapp.com Experience Key Holder, Montblanc April 2001 - February 2005 • Opened new specialty boutique • Placed orders to restock merchandise and handled receiving of products • Managed payroll, scheduling, reports, email, inventory, and maintained clientele book and records • Integrated new register functions • Extensive work with visual standards and merchandising high-ticket items . Sales Associate, Nordstrom - Collectors and Couture Departments July 1999 - April 2001 • Merchandised designer women's wear • Set-up trunk shows and attended clinics for new incoming fashion lines • Worked with tailors and seamstresses for fittings • Scheduled private shopping appointments with high-end customers Bartender Jigg's Corner February 1997 - July 1999 • Provide customer service in fast-paced bar atmosphere • Maintain and restock inventory • Administrative responsibilities include processing hour and tip information for payroll and closing register • Education Ramapo College, Arlington, Virginia • Computer Skills • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and Internet
  • 26. 2. Functional Resume • It focuses on your skills and experience, rather than on your chronological work history. • It is used most often by people who are changing careers or who have gaps in their employment history.
  • 27. Sample Functional Resume - Management Rama Raju 1525 Jackson Street, City, NY 11111 Phone: 555-555-5555 Email: jadelo@bac.net OBJECTIVE • To obtain a position where I can maximize my multilayer of management skills, quality assurance, program development, training experience, customer service and a successful track record in the Blood Banking care environment. SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS • Results-oriented, high-energy, hands-on professional, with a successful record of accomplishments in the blood banking, training and communication transmission industries. Experience in phlebotomy, blood banking industry, training, quality assurance and customer service with focus on providing the recipient with the highest quality blood product, fully compliant with FDA camp. PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS • Program/Project Manager • Facilitated educational projects successfully over the past two years for Northern California blood centers, a FDA regulated manufacturing environment, as pertaining to cGMP, CFR's, CA state and American Association of Blood Bank (AABB) regulations and assure compliance with 22 organization quality systems. Provided daily operational review/quality control of education accountability as it relates to imposed government regulatory requirements in a medical environment. • Assisted other team members in veni-punctures, donor reaction care and providing licensed staffing an extension in their duties by managing the blood services regulations documentation (BSD's) while assigned to the self-contained blood mobile unit (SCU). • Chief point of contact for the AT&T telephone and the ABC Affiliated TV stations as it relates to complaints and diagnosing communicational problems either at the site or remote broadcasting. Also tested/repaired prototype equipment for possible consideration or for future use. • Reviewed FAA safety requirements and procedures to ensure compliance for aircraft and passenger safety. • Communication expert and programming specialist for the intermediate range Lance and Persian missile systems. Trained to operate and repair the (FDC) fire direction control computer system and field satellite communications. • Supervised and maintained the position of System Technician in charge of status monitoring and the integration of monitoring devices in nodes and power supplies. For the reception and transmission of telemetry to the network operation centers (NOC's) located in Denver, CO and Fremont, CA. Designed plant extensions, improved the paper flow and inventory control for the warehouse. Provided preventative maintenance at the system level, face to face customer interaction when required and traveled to several telephony/@home systems in the U.S. for evaluation and suggestions in using the status monitoring equipment. • EDUCATION • Associate of Art, Administration of Justice, San Jose University, San Jose, CA • NCTI Certified, CATV System Technician, Denver, CO • ABM Certified, Cornerstone Technician, Delhi, INDIA
  • 28. 3. Combination Resume • It lists your skills and experience first. • Employment history is listed next. • It highlights the skills you have that are relevant to the job you are applying for, and also provide the chronological work history that employers prefer.
  • 29. Sample Combination Resume: Management Position SUBBA RAO 1525 Jackson Street, City, NY 11111 555-555-555 email: abc@abc.com OBJECTIVE • To obtain a position where I can maximize my multilayer of management skills, quality assurance, program development, training experience, customer service, and a successful track record in the Blood Banking care environment. SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS . Results-oriented, high-energy, hands-on professional, with a successful record of accomplishments in the blood banking, training, and communication transmission industries Experience in phlebotomy, blood banking industry, training, quality assurance, and customer service with focus on providing the recipient with the highest quality blood product. Fully compliant with FDA cGMP, Code of Federal Regulations, AABB accreditation, and California state laws. . PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS • Facilitated educational projects successfully over the past two years for Northern California blood centers, a FDA regulated manufacturing environment, as pertaining to cGMP, CFR's, CA state and American Association of Blood Bank (AABB) regulations, and assure compliance with 22 organization quality systems. • Provided daily operational review/quality control of education accountability as it relates to imposed government regulatory requirements in a medical environment. • Assisted other team members in veni-punctures, donor reaction care and providing licensed staffing an extension in their duties by managing the blood services regulations documentation (BSD's) while assigned to the self-contained blood mobile unit (SCU). • Successfully supervised contract support for six AT&T Broadband systems located in the Bay Area. Provided customer intervention/resolution, training in telephony and customer care, Manpower Scheduling, Quality Control, Payroll, and special projects/plant extensions and evaluations to ensure proper end-of-line and demarcation signal. WORK HISTORY • Acting Education Manager, American Red Cross, Oakland, CA: 2004 - 2008 • Education Coordinator, American Red Cross, Oakland, CA: 2003 - 2004 • Phlebotomist, American Red Cross, Oakland, CA: 2001- 2003 • Cable Television CATV Supervisor, Core Communication Inc, Sunnyvale, CA: 1998 - 2001 • CATV System Technician, TCI Cablevision Inc, Fremont, CA: 1991 - 1998 EDUCATION • Associate of Art, Administration of Justice, San Jose University, San Jose, CA • NCTI Certified, CATV System Technician, Denver, CO • ABM Certified, Cornerstone Technician, Denver, CO
  • 30. 4. Targeted Resume • It highlights the experience and skills you have that are relevant to the job you are applying for.
  • 31. Sample Targeted Resume - Human Resources CHIRANJEEVI Street, City, State, Zip home: 555.555.5555 cell: 566.486.2222 email: email@email.com SUMMARY OF PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS • Experienced manager with expertise in human relations and project management • Extensive background in staff recruitment and retention • Staff training and development • Superb written and oral communication skills • Organizational and Strategic Planning • Contract negotiation and compliance • Knowledge of Federal and State Employment Law PROFESSIONAL ACOMPLISHMENTS • Society of Human Resources Management • Portland Human Resources Management Association PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE • CLINICAL DIRECTOR Riverbend Inc., 2000-2005 • Senior Management of a Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) accredited treatment facility. Responsible for all aspects of program management; clinical, administrative, fiscal. • PROGRAM DIRECTOR R. Dykeman Center, 1998-2000 • Administrative, clinical, fiscal and human resources management of a large outpatient mental health center; 60 full time employees and 45 contract employees housed in various locations. • PROGRAM DIRECTOR Family Reconciliation Services, 1988-1998 • Provided program management of the largest FRS contract in Washington State. EDUCATION • Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) certification course work completed • The Whidbey Institute, Organizational Development and Leadership • University of Heidelberg, Germany, Psy.D in Clinical Psychology
  • 32. Do’s of Resume Writing • 1 to 2 page. • Write in telegraphic style- without verbs, articles or connectives. • 10-12 font size. • Times New Roman, Arial, Bookman, Trebuchet, Lucida Sans, Garamond, Verdana etc. • Be consistent with fonts/size/bold/italics etc. • Spread out information. • Indented or bulleted statements. • Bolding, different size fonts. • Your name should be largest font on page. • Write in third person.
  • 33. Avoid • Height, weight, place of birth, marital status, race, caste, religion and health. • Fancy Fonts, Clip art or non-traditional paper. • Don’t go for bordered paper. • Don’t fold resume, don’t stuff into envelope, don’t crumple. • Avoid Details of Travels. • Any statement that begins with "I" or "My" • Reasons for leaving previous job(s). • Picture of yourself. • Salary Information. • References. • Religion, church affiliations, political affiliations.
  • 34. The Final Test Does your resume answer these questions: •Does it clearly and quickly communicate to employer that you can do the job? •Do your strengths come across? •Does everything support the job you are targeting? •Should anything be removed? •Does it really sell your skills?
  • 35. All the Best