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09 10 Resume Powerpoint

  1. 1. Creating a Professional Portfolio By: Shelley Sheehan School-to-Career Coordinator Sprague High School (updated January, 2010) Recommendations provided by Willamette University Career Center
  2. 2. Creating a Professional Portfolio Step 1: The Resume <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>20 seconds is all you get! </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>This is the average time a manager takes </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>to scan a resume and determine if YOU, the </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Applicant, should be granted an interview! </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>For this reason, the materials you use to market </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>yourself MUST project a professional image. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Your resume needs to identify your abilities, </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>skills and what you have accomplished on the </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>job, in your classes and through activities you </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>participate in. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>It must make the employer want to meet YOU! </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Your Heading <ul><li>Your Full Name (first, middle or middle initial, last name) </li></ul><ul><li>Make this the BIGGEST & boldest part of your resume! </li></ul><ul><li>Mailing Address (street or post office box) </li></ul><ul><li>City, State Zip (write out Oregon) </li></ul><ul><li>(Area Code) Telephone Number (home number) </li></ul><ul><li>Cell phone (optional) </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail Address (be sure your user name is appropriate!) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Heading Sample <ul><li>Joseph T. Cool </li></ul><ul><li>2373 Kuebler Boulevard S. </li></ul><ul><li>Salem, Oregon 97302 </li></ul><ul><li>(503) 399-3261 </li></ul><ul><li>(503) 994-1234 (cell) </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  5. 5. Education <ul><li>Name of High School (current or most recent first) </li></ul><ul><li>(Do not include middle or elementary schools) </li></ul><ul><li>Location (City, State only) </li></ul><ul><li>Dates you attended </li></ul><ul><li>(2008 – present; or Class of 2010) </li></ul><ul><li>GPA (if 3.5 or above - optional) </li></ul><ul><li>Courses of Study (optional) </li></ul><ul><li>(list advanced classes, foreign languages, </li></ul><ul><li>computer skills, and any classes related to the job </li></ul><ul><li>you are applying for) </li></ul><ul><li>School-Related Honors and Awards </li></ul><ul><li>(may be listed here or separately) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Education Sample <ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Sprague High School Class of 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Salem, Oregon </li></ul><ul><li>Courses of Study: American Sign Language, Computer Aided Drafting, Marketing I & II, </li></ul><ul><li>College Writing, Youth and Law. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Work Experience <ul><li>Start with your most recent or current job FIRST! </li></ul><ul><li>List in reverse chronological order. </li></ul><ul><li>Current jobs- use present-tense; Previous jobs- use past-tense. </li></ul><ul><li>Use strong action verbs & key words from the job description. </li></ul><ul><li>Use short, concise statements. (Do NOT use complete sentences) </li></ul><ul><li>May include paid and non-paid positions. </li></ul><ul><li>Include the following information: </li></ul><ul><li>Company name Date of employment (months, year) </li></ul><ul><li>Location (city, state only) </li></ul><ul><li>JOB TITLE : Identify your duties & responsibilities, especially areas of supervision, accomplishments, awards. </li></ul><ul><li>List any of your assets the employer is looking for. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Work Experience Sample <ul><li>Work Experience </li></ul><ul><li>The Burger Shack March–November, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Salem, Oregon </li></ul><ul><li>CREW LEADER: Supervised night crew, trained new </li></ul><ul><li>employees, prepared food orders, demonstrated excellent </li></ul><ul><li>customer service skills, maintained a sanitary restaurant </li></ul><ul><li>environment, operated cash register system, provided </li></ul><ul><li>opening and closing duties. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <OTHER SECTIONS TO CONSIDER> <ul><li>Activities & Interests </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasize activities (in-school and out-of-school) that: </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance your qualifications for the job </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate leadership roles </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate teamwork skills or commitment to a group </li></ul><ul><li>Show that you are a well-rounded person that will fit in with their company! </li></ul>
  10. 10. < OTHER SECTIONS TO CONSIDER> Special Skills or Qualifications <ul><li>Emphasize Technology Skills (Types of programs) </li></ul><ul><li>Talents and Abilities (related to job) </li></ul><ul><li>Special Training or Certification (CPR, Food Handlers) </li></ul><ul><li>Personal WORK ETHIC traits that employers want: </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent people skills Outstanding attendance </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational skills </li></ul><ul><li>Attention to detail </li></ul><ul><li>Work well in teams </li></ul><ul><li>Strong work ethic </li></ul>
  11. 11. < OTHER SECTIONS TO CONSIDER> Honors & Awards <ul><li>List special awards, honors or achievements (school-related or community-related) </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum of two or include in another area </li></ul>
  12. 12. < OTHER SECTIONS TO CONSIDER> Community Service <ul><li>List any volunteer service you have performed for your school, church or community. </li></ul><ul><li>Include dates (months, year) </li></ul><ul><li>Identify any certificates or recognition, if applicable. </li></ul><ul><li>(List those related to job or company’s support) </li></ul>
  13. 13. REFERENCE STATEMENT~ omit <ul><li>DO NOT PLACE REFERENCES ON YOUR RESUME! </li></ul><ul><li>Statements such as </li></ul><ul><li>“ References available upon request” </li></ul><ul><li>are also no longer desired. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Final Notes for the High School Resume <ul><li>Keep your resume to ONE page (2 pages maximum) </li></ul><ul><li>Do NOT use sentences – bullets are preferred. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid the use of “I” or “we” </li></ul><ul><li>Do NOT use abbreviations. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your resume simple- so it is easy to scan in 20 seconds! </li></ul><ul><li>Limit the number of fonts & type size – Be Consistent! </li></ul><ul><li>Use high quality, resume paper – preferably white or ivory. </li></ul><ul><li>One Final Note: </li></ul><ul><li>What do you call a person who submits a resume with a typo or spelling error? </li></ul>
  15. 15. UNEMPLOYED! <ul><li>Accuracy counts!!! Your Resume is a reflection of YOU! </li></ul><ul><li>AND a reflection of the quality of work you will do IF hired! </li></ul><ul><li>Remember….. 20 seconds is all you get! </li></ul><ul><li>You MUST put your BEST foot forward when you submit a resume or you won’t get the job interview! </li></ul><ul><li>Always include a cover letter with you resume when sending by mail (or e-mail or fax) to highlight your qualifications for the JOB you are applying for. </li></ul><ul><li>GOOD LUCK JOB HUNTING!!! </li></ul>