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Resume Dos and Don'ts
Resume Dos and Don'ts
Resume Dos and Don'ts
Resume Dos and Don'ts
Resume Dos and Don'ts
Resume Dos and Don'ts
Resume Dos and Don'ts
Resume Dos and Don'ts
Resume Dos and Don'ts
Resume Dos and Don'ts
Resume Dos and Don'ts
Resume Dos and Don'ts
Resume Dos and Don'ts
Resume Dos and Don'ts
Resume Dos and Don'ts
Resume Dos and Don'ts
Resume Dos and Don'ts
Resume Dos and Don'ts
Resume Dos and Don'ts
Resume Dos and Don'ts
Resume Dos and Don'ts
Resume Dos and Don'ts
Resume Dos and Don'ts
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  • Disclaimer:\n\nThe resume is one of multiple tools in your toolbox that should be employed for self promotion.\nThese guidelines are for general purposes. Resumes should be customized and personalized for YOU, the TARGET INDUSTRY, and the SPECIFIC CAREER.\n
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    1. RESUME DOS AND DONTSCharles E. Faison Jr.July 5th, 2011
    2. Did You Know?• An employer/recruiter will spend, on average, between 2.5 and 30 seconds to screen a resume• Over 80% of resumes are screened using keyword- searchable databases for job-specific keywords• Employers can receive 100 - 300 resumes/applications for each advertised position on average
    3. Overview• The Basics• Dos• Donts
    4. The Basics• Purpose• Style• Format• Focus
    5. The purpose of the resume is to earn the interview, NOTTHE JOB.
    6. Style 1/3Chronological: A. Customary, sequential account of work history B. Easy to follow C. Best used for experience relating to one specific field
    7. Style 2/3Functional: A. Organized by skills and functions versus dates B. Ideal for career changers, those with limited work experience and/or lengthy gaps in employment
    8. Style 3/3Combination: A. Emphasizes relevant transferrable skills and highlights outstanding achievements B. Specific employment history is listed at the bottom and is limited to: Title, Employer Name and Location, and Employment Dates
    9. Format• Bulleted• Punctuation• Objective, Skills Summary, Profile• 11 - 12 Point Font• Name Displayed In Large, Bold Fonts
    10. Focus• What is the targeted job?• What are the associated critical skills?• Who is the target audience?• What would the targeted employer prefer to see from a candidate (competing for this position)?
    11. FAKTSA• Focus• Appearance• Keywords• Transferrable Skills• Accomplishments
    12. Do... 1/2• Use action verbs and phrases• Emphasize accomplishments over general duties• Use quantifiable bullets• Keep the resume relevant to the specific position• Make it an easy read• Use tools to conduct research A. Labor Market Information (LMI) tools B. Past performance appraisals and job descriptions C. Internet
    13. Do... 2/2• Include as much contact information as possible• Proofread• Seek feedback• Continuously refine, improve, and update• Use high-quality print paper• List awards, honors, and PROFESSIONAL affiliations
    14. Do Not... 1/2• Lie or plagiarize• Use long narratives, run-on sentences, and/or confusing language• Use acronyms without explaining them first• Use unprofessional email addresses• Forget to (double) check spelling and grammar• Assume spell check will fix ALL errors
    15. Do Not... 2/2• List high school education and/or prior irrelevant training or education• Use more than 2 pages of content• Include hobbies and interests, especially if theyre irrelevant• List organizations/affiliations that represent political, racial, gender, religious preferences, etc.
    16. Whats Wrong With These Resumes?
    17. References• www.quintcareers.com• www.careerperfect.com• www.talent- exchange.blogspot.com
    18. Any Questions?

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