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Resume writing workshop for first time employment or returning to the workplace adults.

Resume writing workshop for first time employment or returning to the workplace adults.

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  • TO THE POINT RESUME WRITING
  • STYLES OF RESUMES
    • Chronological – with experience
      • List of experience with dates …
    • Functional – limited experience
      • Match what you bring to the table with specific skills required for the job
  • More styles …
    • Combination –
      • Functional & Chronological
      • Match skills to job...
      • Provide info on when and where skills were acquired
  • Stylish Style
    • Creative Resume
      • List of Skills
      • Info on where skills gained
      • Includes portfolio of your work
        • Discography
        • Art work
        • Writing……………………
  • Techno
    • Electronic Resume
      • Often required by large companies
        • State of Florida
        • University of Florida
        • Home Depot …
      • Available at many company websites
        • Alachua County ….
  • PARTS OF A RESUME
    • Name, address, telephone #s, email
    • Job or career sought
    • Summary of Qualifications
  • More parts of a resume
    • Experience
    • Education, training, skills
    • Affiliations
    • Foreign languages
  • More parts…
    • Technological skills
    • Special Accomplishments
  • Adult Level Information
    • Military Service
    • Licenses and Accreditations
  • References
    • “References will be furnished on request.” NOT “upon request”
    • Ready References – separate document
      • name
      • address
      • contact information
  • No No No
    • I want to make XXX $$$.
    • Incon sis tent FoNT or style .
    • Color
  • YES, YES, YES
    • Concise. Succinct.
    • Consistent font and style
      • Phone numbers
      • Addresses
      • Headings
  • WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE!!
    • ACTION VERBS RULE
  • language SHOW DON’T TELL
    • Unique job description
    • Achievements first / Assignments second
    • Experience shows / Education tells
  • Language
    • State your skills
      • Functional
      • Adaptive / personal
      • Technical
  • Little Tips
    • For Florida, use FL
    • Use good paper
    • Use TAB key, not SPACE bar
    • Double check contact information for References
    • Proof y e r w e rk ,
    • Proof your w e rk.
    • Have someone else
    • proof your work.
  • Information Sources
    • Resume Writing Made Easy, 7 th ed.,
    • by Lola Brown
    • Gallery of Best Resumes, 2 nd ed.,
    • by David F. Noble
    • 46 years of looking for the perfect job—by Lucinda Watkins