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  • Resume Tips What Recruiters Really Need To Know About You So That We Can Best Present You To Our Clients
  • Help Us Market You!
    • Give specifics about your work experiences so that the client will understand it.
    • Use and highlight words that are in the actual job description on your resume.
    • This IS the time to be specific (we can tweak it if necessary)
  • What Style Is Best For You?
    • Chronological Resume- Use if you have a solid work history; No career changes.
    • Combination Skills/Chronological Resume- Use if you would like to downplay a weakness but highlight skills
    • Functional Resume- Use if there are gaps in your employment history.
  • Chronological Resume
    • Use your full name
    • Include the following:
      • Career Objective
      • Qualifications Summary
      • Professional Experience
      • Education
      • Awards and Certifications
  • Chronological When To Use/ When Not
    • Use If You Want:
    • A timeline to present career growth and a record of accomplishments.
    • To highlight that you have remained in the same field/work area.
    • Do Not Use If:
    • You frequently change employers.
    • Your work history inconsistent – time off, employment gaps, job hopping, etc
  • Combination Skills/Chronological Resume
    • Begins with Career Summary or Profile (choose only one; you shouldn’t have both)
    • List qualifications for the position (use key words from the job order. If you’ve done it make sure it shows!)
    • Chronological format is used for professional experience in order of most recent first.
    • Education should be presented near the end of the document.
  • Functional/Skills Resume
    • Include the Following:
      • Position Desired
      • Career Objective
      • Areas of Accomplishment
      • Summary of Qualifications
      • Areas of Expertise and Ability
  • Functional/ Skills Resume When to use/ When not to
    • Use if you want to:
    • Emphasize skills & abilities.
    • Highlight skills that match this specific job or employer.
    • Deemphasize titles, employment dates, and track records.
    • Do not use if:
    • You want to your current employer to stand out.
    • You have steady work history and no gaps. (typically people that need to reenter work force use this format)
  • Rules To Follow
    • Don’t lie or overstate your experience.
    • Use industry key words.
    • Include scope & budgets (type of project & cost).
    • Use 12 point font.