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    • You’re HIRED! Effective résumé and cover letters to get results Dr. Kella B. Price, SPHR Price Consulting Group www.thepriceconsultinggroup.com [email_address]
    • Agenda
      • Keys to effective job search correspondence
      • Writing tips and suggestions
      • Content requirements for cover letters and résumés
      • Answers to your résumé and cover letter questions
    • Do your research…
      • What direction is the company taking?
      • What is its mission?
      • What is the company’s culture?
    • Don’t include
      • Age
      • Marital status
      • Information about physical shortcomings
      • Highlights of your weaknesses
    • Cover letter
      • Customize!
      • Proofread
      • Header with accurate contact information
      • States the position applying for and summarizes qualifications in 1 st paragraph
      • Matches skills with job posting
    • 3 things every résumé should include
      • Include relevant keywords
      • A cover letter
      • Achievements versus job responsibilities and specifics
    • Résumé
      • Appropriate use of space
      • Easy to scan
      • Proofread
      • Current contact information
      • Customized to job posting
      • Key achievements vs. job responsibilities and use specifics
    • Remember!
      • Online formatting should be basic formatted without bullets, boxes, etc.
      • Use bullets for printed résumés and bold fonts to make it easy to scan
      • Explain gaps in employment – fill in with volunteer positions if possible
      • Fill the page
      • It’s a “numbers game”
      • Follow-up
    • Résumés
      • Header
      • Position desired/objectives
      • Experience
        • Dates of employment.
        • Name and location of your employer
        • Job title
        • Achievements
      • Education
        • Emphasize those skills/education and training that pertains to the position
      • Special Skills
      • Professional memberships
      • References
        • Get permission
        • Give contact information and position
    • #1 Mistake in Résumés
      • Not customizing your résumé to the employer and the job that you desire
    • Agenda
      • Keys to effective job search correspondence
      • Writing tips and suggestions
      • Content requirements for cover letters and résumés
      • Answers to your résumé and cover letter questions
      • Thank you!
      • What are your questions?
      • Dr. Kella B. Price, SPHR
      • Price Consulting Group
      • [email_address]