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Intro to Resumes

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Tips on making resumes.

Tips on making resumes.

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  • 1. How to Create A Resume
  • 2. Tips to Remember
    • Only include relevant work information unless your only work experience is outside of the field.
    • Keep your resume to one page. Unless you have extensive relevant work experience, employers tend to prefer one page.
    • If you have a unisex name (e.g Pat) please make sure they know what gender you are by putting “Mr. Pat Robinson”
  • 3. Tips - Continued
    • Do NOT use caps in your resume; they make it look like you are shouting.
    • Have a clear and logical organization to the information presented in your resume.
    • When doing things in chronological order, list from most recent to oldest.
  • 4. Tips - continued
    • Do not use fancy parchment paper or colored paper. It makes your resume look pretentious and it distracts potential employers.
    • Always have your objective stated on the resume.
    • Send in your resume accompanied by a cover letter.
  • 5. Style
    • We have three types of resumes; contemporary, elegant and professional.
    • Please choose the style that best fits your personality, or the one to which you believe your perspective employers will respond.
  • 6. Making it easy in Word
    • Microsoft Word provides tools and options to make creating a resume simple and successful.
    • Decide whether you want to use a template, a wizard, or create one from scratch!
      • Most people think wizards and templates are easier than crafting a resume from scratch in Word.
  • 7. Now let’s start making YOUR resume!!