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  1. 1. Resume Date: 06/10/2010 By Tarandeep Kour Zeustek
  2. 2. What is Resume <ul><li>Resume is a written document that lists your work experience, skills, and educational background. It is used as a marketing tool for job seekers. </li></ul><ul><li>Resume is a brief written summary of an individual's education, work experience, and accomplishments, usually for the purposes of finding a job. </li></ul><ul><li>Resume is a brief account of one's professional or work experience and qualifications, often submitted with an employment application. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Type of Resume <ul><li>Functional Resume: This resume is for those people who want to change their career and show how they can transfer their skills. At the top of resume, the job objective is given and then some paragraphs are written, the objective of each paragraph is to explain the different job functions. </li></ul><ul><li>Chronological Resume: This is the kind of resume by which the people are most familiar with. Here, the job specifications are written in a chronological manner i.e. the most recent job is specified first. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Contd … <ul><li>Combination Resume : This resume as suggest by its name is the combination of both the resumes i.e. Functional resume and Chronological resume. Here also the objective is listed at the top and the course description of your job is given. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Tips of Effective Resume <ul><li>Know the purpose of your resume: The objective of your resume is to land an interview, and the interview will land you the job (hopefully!). </li></ul><ul><li>Back up your qualities and strengths: You have to add all you work experiences and also the projects on which work has done by you. </li></ul><ul><li>Use bullet points: Make sure, therefore, to use bullet points and short sentences to describe your experiences, educational background and professional objectives. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Contd… <ul><li>Where are you going? </li></ul><ul><li>Including professional goals can help you by giving employers an idea of where you are going, and how you want to arrive there. You don’t need to have a special section devoted to your professional objectives, but overall the resume must communicate it. </li></ul><ul><li>Put the most important information first: Most of the times your previous work experience will be the most important part of the resume, so put it at the top. </li></ul><ul><li>Explain the benefits of your skills: Merely stating that you can do something will not catch the attention of the employer. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Contd … <ul><li>Avoid negativity : </li></ul><ul><li>Do not include information that might sound negative in the eyes of the employer. </li></ul><ul><li>Achievements instead of responsibilities: Resumes that include a long list of “responsibilities included…” are plain boring, and not efficient in selling yourself. Instead of listing responsibilities, therefore, describe your professional achievements. </li></ul><ul><li>One resume for each employer : </li></ul><ul><li>Tailor your resume for each employer. The same point applies to your cover letters. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Contd … <ul><li>Keep the salary in mind: </li></ul><ul><li>The image you will create with your resume must match the salary and responsibility level that you are aiming for. </li></ul><ul><li>Analyze job ads : </li></ul><ul><li>You should be able to identify what profile they are looking for and how the information should be presented. </li></ul><ul><li>Use a good printer: </li></ul><ul><li>If you are going to use a paper version of your resume, make sure to use a decent printer. Laser printers usually get the job done. Plain white paper is the preferred one as well. </li></ul>
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