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Modern Resume Strategies Handout

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  • 1. MODERN Presentation Notes Natalie Urquhart, CARW RESUME Resume Writing Supervisor, iHire.com natalie.urquhart@ihire.com STRATEGIES Past Resume Trends to Avoid  Objective statements  “Death by bullets”  Lists of duties/incomplete sentences  Months in career history  Positions from 15+ years ago  “References Available” ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ Core Elements of a Powerful Resume  Title and summary  Key skills/core competencies  Concise, dynamic content written in first person with “filler” words removed – the, a, an, I, me, my, etc.  Quantifiable achievements ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)  ATS scan resumes for specific keywords  Review job postings to determine which keywords to include ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ Three Most Effective Resume Strategies  Chronological Resume  Functional Resume  Hybrid Resume ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________

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