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http://orlandojobsot.blogspot.com - This is the presentation given by DeVry University Career Services at the Orlando Job Fair on July 28th, 2009.

http://orlandojobsot.blogspot.com - This is the presentation given by DeVry University Career Services at the Orlando Job Fair on July 28th, 2009.

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    DeVry Resume Workshop Presentation at Orlando Job Fair DeVry Resume Workshop Presentation at Orlando Job Fair Presentation Transcript

    •  
      • Only 8% of employees admit to stretching the truth on their resumes, but 49% of hiring managers say they’ve caught job applicants lying on their resumes.
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      • The most common lies included:
        • Embellished responsibilities – 38%
        • Skill set – 18%
        • Job title – 15%
        • Dates of employment – 12%
        • Academic degree – 10%
        • Companies worked for – 7%
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      •   Some folks make incredible claims.  Here are some of the most outrageous:
        • Invented a school that did not exist
        • Claimed to have worked for the hiring manager before, but never had
        • Claimed to be the CEO of a company when the candidate was actually an hourly employee
        • Listed military experience dating back to before he was born
        • Included samples of work, which the interviewer had actually created
        • Claimed to have been a professional baseball player
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      • Buzzwords
      • Spell check
      • Tailored job / industry resumes
      • Peer Review (3)
      • No colored / scented paper
      • No more than 2 pages
      • Typos / grammar
      • No pictures
      • Objective or Professional Summary
      • Education
      • Relevant course work/skills
      • Computer knowledge
      • Experience
      • Affiliations
      • Awards/Certifications
      • Volunteer Work
      • Include what position, industry or area of business you are looking to work in
        • Example ( Objective )
        • “ Seeking a role in the Accounting Department with Walt Disney World”
        • Example ( Professional Summary )
        • “ Accomplished bi-lingual Accountant with experience in the industries of hospitality, financial planning and higher education. Successful history of ………”
      • Rank in order of most recent to past
      • Include your grades if they were above average
      • Include the date you completed the degree
      • Professional Certifications go in this section along with the date of completion
      • Include anything you might be pursuing (AA degree, A+ Certification, Welding Certificate)
      • List skills that you are proficient in
      • Include soft skills (customer service, ability to meet deadlines, flexible schedule) if you have limited work experience
      • Include your knowledge in using a computer if related to your trade/skill area.
      • Common computer skills:
      • Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint
      • Internet Research
      • Data Entry/Type 55 wpm
      • Use an action verb to describe your daily job responsibilities
      • Example:
      • Assisted guests with product selection
      • Handled cash transactions daily in amounts of up to $500
      • Quantify as much as possible as it helps describe the level of your experience
      • Example:
      • Trained three new team members in cash handling
    • Volunteer Work/Professional Affiliations/Awards
      • Leadership Sells!
      • Make sure to list anything that you are involved with that shows your leadership, team player, giving back piece
      • Shows initiative, goal setting, involvement, responsibility, and interest in your future. Also a perfect place to Network!
      • Volunteer at church, in a school club, your child's sporting events
      • Pick something you enjoy and you’ll have more passion for it.