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Resume writing souktel

  1. 1. Resume Writing andInterviewing Skills Prepared and Presented by : Loay Qabajeh
  2. 2. Who Are You , We?
  3. 3. The Facilitator
  4. 4. Ground Rules
  5. 5. Expectations
  6. 6. This Training What a resume is and its purposes Types and formats of resumes. Effective Writing of a resume. Guidelines for preparing cover letters Be ready for a successful job interview Techniques of Searching for a suitable job
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  8. 8. Your Objective WritingFollow up A Resume Interviewing Search for a Skills job
  9. 9. Recruitment in Palestine Searching Call for Tools Applicants Offers + Resume Writing Application Employment Online Application First HR Interview Screening Technical Interview Shortlist Interview Skills / Test
  10. 10. What is a resume ? What is the purpose of the resume? Main sections. CV vs. Resume. Cover letter
  11. 11. ‫‪Resume … is‬‬‫‪A‬‬ ‫‪brief summary of your qualifications, skills, and‬‬ ‫‪background which represent your educational‬‬ ‫‪and work experiences in terms relevant to‬‬ ‫.‪potential employers‬‬‫.‪ A self-promotional and marketing tool‬‬‫‪ The first impression a prospective employer has of‬‬ ‫.‪you‬‬‫الطرية الراتية يف اللغة ٍي بياٌ أو تقسيس غخصي موجص يطتعسض بعض‬‫املعلومات الػخصية عً تازيخ عنل ومؤٍالت غخص يسغب يف احلصول‬‫على عنل أو وظيفة معيية. أما مً الياحية الوظيفية فينكً تعسيفَا‬‫بأىَا عبازة عً صفحة تطويقية تعسض مَازات وإجناشات وخربات طالب‬ ‫الوظيفة بصوزة واقعية مػوقة وبػكل علني ميظه وجراب.‬
  12. 12.  Your first contact with a prospective employer will be when he or she reads your resume. You only get one chance to make a first impression! First impressions are lasting – so think of your resume as an extension of you! Never forget that the goal of a resume is to obtain a job interview.
  13. 13. A NOTE TO THE WISE!There is no such thing as the “right” or “wrong” resume.The best indicator of whether your resume is doing its job is by answering this question,“Are employers contacting you?
  14. 14. What is the Purpose of a Resume? To describe your accomplishments, qualifications, professional and educational experiences. Serve as a record to leave with an employer Share information with the people who are assisting you with your job search. Attach to a job application- Some forms don’t allow us to express our skills and abilities very well. To answer “the” question : Why should I be selected for an interview?
  15. 15.  Curriculum Vitae (Latin for "the course of ones life/career") Comprehensive statement of education, teaching, and research experience. Used in higher education : - Always for faculty positions. - research and administrative posts. Inappropriate for almost all positions outside academia.
  16. 16. CV : Resume :For Experienced For Fresher People
  17. 17. LiveFlexible KISS
  18. 18. Let us get a closer look
  19. 19. Write a Resume step by step Understanding Purpose Understanding Audience Look at other Resumes Start writing your first draft Revise, carefully review and reorganize your draft Get feedback from a reader Revise, Proofread and Edit
  20. 20. Some Statistics A single job offer attracts between 100 and 1,000 resumes.  Your resume will get between 10 and 20 seconds of the recruiters time.  Only1 interview is granted for every 200 resumes received by the average employer.
  21. 21. Resume Sections: Contact Experience Information Objective Skills Honors and Profile/Summary accomplishments Education References
  22. 22. Time to Break.
  23. 23. Start the writing
  24. 24. Contact Information Address Phone and Mobile numbers E-mail address Personal Website (if available ) LinkedIn /Skype ( if any )
  25. 25. Contact Information Keep it Simple Be professionalUse a permanent addressAvoid nicknames
  26. 26. Contact Information
  27. 27. Objective Reason for sending the résumé Your objective must be specific, clear, short and concise. Focus on your interest as well as your employers interest. tells potential employers the sort of work youre hoping to do.
  28. 28. ObjectiveDont explain what you want from an organizationbut rather address the skills you are bringing tothat organizationObjectives do not include pronouns such as I, my,or me.
  29. 29. Objective• To obtain an entry-level position within a financial institution requiring strong analytical and organizational skills.• To get a position which allows me to utilize my managerial, administrative, and organizational skills to promote growth and foster professional development. ‫• انحصىل عهى وظيفت يذرس في يذرصت أصاصيت حكىييت، بحيث أتًكن ين‬ ‫يًارصتي يهارتي في تذريش انهغت انعربيت ، وأطىر نفضي باصتخذاو أفضم‬ .‫األصانيب انتربىيت انحذيثت‬
  30. 30. Profile / Summary Several concise statements that focus the reader’s attention on the most important qualities, achievements, and abilities you have to offer. One or more professional or appropriate personal characteristics. Bullet 3 to 4 one-liners about who you are.
  31. 31. Profile/ Summary• Think about what you want to say about yourself.• Create a well-rounded view of yourself• Be honest• Be confident• Avoid trying to answer every question about yourself.• Use specifics over generalities
  32. 32. Profile / Summary Dynamic entrepreneur who utilizes creativity, leadership and teamwork to design and execute solutions that create customer value. Effective communicator with ability to create marketing materials that convey value for both clients and end users. Business development executive with years of experience in technical sales, sales management, team leadership, and business growth and expansion. Proven ability to generate sales and revenue.‫• مدزع تسبية إضالمية ، ذو خربة جيدة يف جمال اضتخداو األضاليب الرتبوية‬ ‫وتوظيف التقييات يف التعليه ، أحفظ القساٌ الكسيه بجالثة قساءات‬‫خمتلفة وبطيد متصل ، ولي معسفة عالية بأحكاو املوازيح وفقُ املعامالت‬
  33. 33.  Objective:Desire technical editing position with supervisory responsibilities in an engineering firm. Profile: Highly skilled technical writer with three years publishing experience. Knowledgeable in current web design technology. Experienced communicator and team player.
  34. 34. • Your most recent educational information is listed first.• Include your degree (B.A., B.Sc., M.A., etc.), major, institution attended, minor/concentration.• Add your (GPA) if it is higher than 3.0.• Mention academic honors
  35. 35. Education 2002-2005 Graduate Diploma in Law BBP Law School London 2000-2003 BA in Economics University of Manchester1995-1998 , B.S. in Business Management , Yeshiva University New York, NYCertified Public Accountant, CPA, New York State
  36. 36. Work Experience Briefly give the employer an overview of work that has taught you skills. Use action words to describe your job duties. Include your work experience in reverse chronologicalInclude:• Title of position,• Name of organization• Location of work (town, state)• Dates of employment• Describe your work responsibilities with emphasis on specific skills and achievements
  37. 37. Work Experience Include: paid work, unpaid internships, extensive job opportunities Use keywords and jargon from your field : You want to appear to be an insider. Include skills, experiences and interests that relate to the target position. Begin statements with action verbs. Use short phrases and concrete examples, numbers and quantities to describe your experiences (i.e., “Supervised camp activities for 30 boys, ages 6-12”).
  38. 38. ‫‪Work Experience‬‬ ‫‪ ‬إدازة قطه املبيعات يف فرتة تأضيظ الػسكة .‬ ‫‪ ‬شيادة مبيعات الػسكة بيطبة 2% ضيويا .‬ ‫ً‬ ‫5‬‫‪ ‬تأضيظ فسيق مً ميدوبي املبيعات األكفاء وتدزيبَه .‬ ‫‪‬‬
  39. 39. What comes firstEducation or Experience?
  40. 40. Skills It includes your abilities that are related to the jobs you are applying for. Balance your resume with the appropriate number of skills. You may categorize the skills
  41. 41. Skills Customize the skills section of your resume to match, as much as you can, the requirements listed in the job posting. The closer a match your skills are to the job requirements, the better your chances of being selected for an interview. Employers quickly scan resumes, so long lists are not likely to get read
  42. 42. SkillsMastery of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Power Point)Experience with BISAN enterprise Accounting Information System, and maintaining office budgetDevelopment using .NET and Java .Project Management , and Fundraising. . ‫ إصتخذاو األجهزة انًكتبيت انحذيثت بضهىنت‬ ‫ إعذاد قىائى انذخم وانحضاباث اننهائيت نهًؤصضاث انصغيرة‬ ‫ انطباعت بضرعت 05 كهًت / انذقيقت نهغت انعربيت و54 كهًت / انذقيقت نهغت‬ .‫االنجهيزيت‬
  43. 43. Activities, Honors, and accomplishments  Here you will go into more details than you did in the objective and summary  Great opportunity to really sell yourself!  List any activities that would show special skills, community involvement, leadership ability, etc.  List any special honors you have received
  44. 44.  No need to say “References available upon request” . You’ll need three to five people to write or speak on your behalf. Ask permission before you use someone’s name. write contact information for them. Give them your resume. WHO ARE THEY ?
  45. 45. It is time to Pray
  46. 46. Resume Formats: 1) Chronological 2) Functional 3) Combination 4) Targeted 5) Mini
  47. 47. Cover Letter
  48. 48. A business letter that accompanies a resume. Informs reader of your purpose and requests as in- person meeting. Highlights and directs attention to important information in the resume. May take the form of an email message or a brief note that accompanies an electronic application
  49. 49.  First paragraph: State the name of the job for which you are applying and how you learned about the job opening. Second paragraph: Emphasize skills and abilities that relate to the open position. However, do not repeat what is said on your resume. Third paragraph: Thank the employer and request an interview.
  50. 50. An Effective Cover Letter Introduces You; Your Resume Summarizes Appropriate Aspects of your Education or Experience. States briefly how your Qualifications relate to the Job. Indicates if you have included a Resume, Writing Samples, Transcript, or other documents Is Brief and to the Point. Requests an Interview.
  51. 51. Your Name Cover LetterYour AddressYour Phone NumberYour EmailDateNameJob TitleCompanyAddressDear Mr./Ms. LastName,Please accept my application for the teaching assistant position advertised on Craigs List. I would like tocontinue to develop my teaching skills while creating a challenging and fun learning environment for students.The middle school age group is particularly appealing to me, because students are very impressionable,interested in learning, and open to new concepts.I am very well qualified and would be an asset to the school because of my experience working as a teachingassistant for XYZ School. I have worked with both elementary and middle school teachers, as well as campdirectors to develop curricula that meet the needs of students. I enjoy tutoring students and helping them buildconfidence in their ability to achieve, both academically and socially. In addition, I have artistic and computerskills that will be an asset when developing class projects.I have attached my resume for your review. Thank you for considering my application. I would appreciate theopportunity to interview and look forward to hearing from you in the near future.Sincerely,Your Signature www.trainer.psYour Typed Name
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