How to Write a Great Resume from Banker's U


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A roadmap guide to all the pieces in writing a truly great resume that gets you noticed.

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  • a neat presentation Resume keywords are way more important than resume formats. Because recruiters conduct keyword searches during the initial sourcing process in Applicant Tracking Systems. You're not found if your resume doesn't contain the exact keywords. But it's a pain to find those keywords from the job descriptions. I found the site Jobscan that identify keywords for your. All you do is paste in your resume plus the job description, then Jobscan analyzes your job description for you automatically and identify the most important keywords for you. It literally takes seconds and it so worth the copy and paste. Saved me so much time AND I got more interviews using Jobscan! I recommend it as well.
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How to Write a Great Resume from Banker's U

  1. 1. Your roadmap to writing a great resume
  2. 2. Dont worry, youre not alone… writing a resume is intimidating for everyone. What makes it difficult is knowing what toinclude, what not to, what to highlight, what to de-emphasize, etc.
  3. 3. putt ing all tpiec he es to geth er
  4. 4. The fact is, HR professionals and hiringmanagers receive hundreds of resumes for any given position, and on average, will spend about 10-30 seconds on yours. Organizing information incorrectly could cost you a shot at an interview, and is avery common mistake made by job seekers
  5. 5. Some expertsagree thatobsessivereview ofdocuments orsimilar – likeresume searchescan causeattention spansto drop to aslittle as nineseconds –equivalent to agoldfish.
  6. 6. Why is aResume soimportant?
  7. 7. Wikipedia says; A résumé is a document that contains a summary of relevant job experience and education. The résumé is typically the first item that a potential employer encounters regarding the job seeker and is typically used to screen applicants, often followed by an interview, when seeking employment. In many contexts, a résumé is short (usually one page), and therefore contains only experience directly relevant to a particular position. Many résumés contain precise keywords that potential employers are looking for, make heavy use of active verbs, and display content in a flattering manner.Wikipedia® Foundation Inc.
  8. 8. so why is itso important?
  9. 9. A resume reflects the potential work anemployer can expect from you.
  10. 10. Of course, there are those unusual cases when a resume didn’t make much of a difference.Then, there are times when employers make really wrong decisions and/or references. Such was in the case of…
  11. 11. Walt Disney was once fired by a newspaper.
  12. 12. For lack of ideas…
  13. 13. MGM’s memo after FredAstaire’s screen test said:
  14. 14. Can’t act. Slightly bald. Can dance a little.
  15. 15. Beethoven’s violin teacher declared him…
  16. 16. hopeless as a composer.
  17. 17. For everyone else…there is only the resume to get you noticed.
  18. 18. then, what are recruiters looking for?
  19. 19. Conten t
  20. 20. First, it is vital to understand the resumereviewing process and your recruiters situation: •Recruiters are normally under immense time pressures and working to tight deadlines. •They are initially searching for just a few keywords in your resume.
  21. 21. • They will heartlessly reject resumes that they arefinding difficult to navigate through, as their time isprecious.•Not knowing what you are like, the presentation ofyour resume will reflect on you and the potentialwork they can expect from you.•Jobseekers do not realize that the way theirinformation is presented, can often be of more valuein getting to the next stage of the application process,than the information itself.
  22. 22. Poor presentations can:•Hide your most important background andskills from the recruiter.•Stop your resume from being read fully.•Can convey a poor standard of workimpression in the mind of the recruiter justfrom content.•Ultimately, STOP your application from goingto the next stage.
  23. 23. Good presentations can:•Attract the HR professional to the documentthe moment your resume is received or beforeother applicants.•Communicate that you have skills needed forthe position and beyond by just what isdescribed in the text of your resume.•Instantly give the recruiter a positive feel aboutyou.•Ultimately get you that first interview.
  25. 25. 1. Limit your resume to one page. Not everything you have done needs to be stated here however everything needs to be true and relevant.
  26. 26. 2. Determine a layout that works best for you and your experience. Use bold to emphasize related key skills and accomplishments NAME Email Address and/or Personal Web Address Campus Address: College Box # • City, State Zip Code • Phone Number Permanent Street: City, State Zip Code • Phone Number OR Address: Permanent Address: College, Box # Street City, State Zip code City, State Zip code (Area Code) Phone number (Area Code) Phone number EDUCATION: Institution: location -- College: Anytown, ST Degree, Major (and concentration if appropriate), date -- Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Expected May 2003 Cumulative GPA/GPA in major (optional) - list if 3.0 or higher with academic honors and awards Optional: relevant coursework, foreign study programs.Sample: Top CAREER OBJECTIVE: If you have a cover letter, you generally do not need an objective. If you decideformat you want one anyway, it should be a concise and meaningful statement describing your career goals. Be as specific as possible without being too restrictive.
  27. 27. 3. Create your resume to the type of position to which you are applying. Decide and tailor what you want to convey about your experience and background. EXPERIENCE: • List experiences as follows: Job title, employer, location (city, state) and the dates. The order of the job title and the employer depends on how you want to present yourself. De-emphasize dates, months may or may not be relevant. • Tailor this section for the type of position you are applying - Teaching Experience, Research Experience, Financial Experience, etc. • You may choose to put either the job title or employer name first. You should decide which is more important - where you worked or what you did. • May include full-time, part-time, related volunteer work or relevant campus activities, and internships. Remember, not all paid positions reflect your skills. • Use actions words and adjectives to describe the skills you haveSample: developed and applied. Cite your specific responsibilities andMiddle accomplishments for each position. Be thorough in your descriptions without exaggerating.format • Appropriate divisions for this category may include research experience, teaching experience, technical experience, etc.
  28. 28. 4. Maintain a consistent writing style. Do not use “I” or “my”. Make sure your statements are clear and understandable. (refer to these sample pages for possible formatting) SKILLS: Computer: Even if it is only word processing skills, list familiarity with computer systems, applications and programs. If you dont have it, they assume you dont know it. Language: State degree of proficiency in reading, writing and speaking. HONORS & AWARDS: List academic, leadership and athletic honors. If you only have academic awards you can list them under your GPA in the Education section. ACTIVITIES/SPECIAL INTERESTS: Include leadership positions, such as offices held and responsibilities. You do notSample: need to include everything you have done, be selective in your listing.Bottom REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST:format You should only use this if you need to fill space. Refer to the Letters of Recommendation guide.
  29. 29. a. Start each description with an action word. Sample words shown at the end of this presentation.b. Use past tense verbs for previous activities.c. Use industry numbers where appropriate to measure your involvement.d. Include a brief description of an organization if the name is not recognizable.
  30. 30. 5. Make sure your information is understandable... Emphasize accomplishments and responsibilities. For example:Streamlined procedures leading to 25% increase in production over previous quarter.
  31. 31. 6. Be Clear and concise in your descriptions. Do not make any confusing or complicated statements.
  32. 32. 7. Make sure there are no spelling or grammar errors. It’s a good idea to have someone proofread your resume.
  33. 33. 8. Be consistent as to the entire look of the page. If your headings are in Bold Type, then all headings should be in bold. Follow a uniform format.
  34. 34. 9. In building your resume, choose a font that is easy to read like Times Roman or Palatino no larger than 14 point or smaller than 10 point… ok?? ?............
  35. 35. 10. Think outside the box, but not too outside to get your resume noticed. In most cases a cover letter should be attached. Print final copies of your resume on quality paper that photocopies well.
  36. 36. What are action words? Use the followingsample action words to enhance your resume and make your descriptions more powerful
  37. 37. ACTION WORDSachieved created guided persuadedactivated curtailed governed plannedadapted decided illustrated producedadministered delegated improved promotedadvertised demonstrated increased publicizedadvised designated instructed publishedadvocated designed interpreted recommendedanalyzed determined introduced replacedappraised developed invested reportedassembled devised investigated researchedattained directed lectured restoredaugmented discovered maintained servicedbalanced distributed managed solved
  38. 38. more ACTION WORDScoached educated measured sponsoredcollaborated eliminated merged strengthenedcollected encouraged minimized studiedcommunicated endorsed modernized suggestedcompared established modified supervisedcompiled estimated motivated supplementedcomputed evaluated negotiated surpassedconsolidated examined observed synthesizedconsulted exchanged obtained taughtcontrolled executed operated trainedconverted expanded organized updatedcoordinated extended originatedcounseled formulated oversaw
  39. 39. so there you have it…
  40. 40. You’re on the road to a promising career!
  41. 41. For the full version of this presentation Please contact us Banker’s U is a Training Branch of John DeGaetano Productions Training – Marketing – Consulting 707-338-2886Copyright All Rights Reserved
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