Building a Resume

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Building a Resume

  1. 1. Show off who you are!
  2. 2.  Objective Career Qualifications Companies and jobs you have worked for Education Skills
  3. 3.  Chronological-Most recent job experience first Functional-Skills and experience by types of functions Combination-Abilities, skills first and then the chronological format
  4. 4.  No connection to what the employer needs Communicate what you want right away No focus or direction Don’t know the job you are applying for No solid structure Lying! The same resume for every job you apply for
  5. 5.  Start with personal information Objective-why do you want the job? Qualifications- (optional) Achievements, Awards Employment History-Where have you worked? Education Skills-Technical, Office, Sales, Certifications Activities-Volunteer Work, Professional, Personal
  6. 6.  Use keywords in your resume that reflect the job. Read the job posting and incorporate it into it. Have the basics in the resume. Always an objective, education and experience. Have multiple versions. Don’t just have one. Make it viewable on networking sites
  7. 7.  Take a look at the resume that is given  Identify the components  Look at the flow  Does it need to be clearer, cleaner? Objective: Make it shine!
  8. 8.  Appsthat help make and distribute your resume  Resume App-creates a resume for you using your iPhone or iPad (2.99)  ResumePro-creates and sends off your resume first (2.99)

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