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Prof. Suresh Srinivasan

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  • Before :After :Accounting / Recordkeeping Management of A/R and A/P Accounts <br /> AdministrativeDepartmental Administration / Recordkeeping <br /> Computer SkillsComputerized Accounting Applications <br />
  • Employers screen resumes between 2.5 and 20 seconds. In the public sector, resumes are screened online using key words.You can use bullets in “USAJobs”, but you must cut and paste the content from a “MS Word” or compatible document into the system. <br /> Ingredients Rule – Set forth by Donald Asher, says information in a resume should be listed in order of importance to the reader. For example, the most important might be your title and position, so list that first. USAJobs leads you through this process. <br /> Never use phrases like “Duties include” or “Responsible for” on your resume – your resume should be “accomplishments” driven. Accomplishments-oriented language tells the employer how you’ve gone above and beyond; shows you have taken initiative and made your jobs your own. <br /> Clutter includes – unnecessary dates, parentheses, “References available upon request” and the filler words – “a”, an” and “the”…resumes are not written in sentence form, but in “concise” phrases. <br /> Be consistent with verbs: Supervised inventory; Completely oversaw profit and loss aspects of operations”. <br /> Don’t spend a lot of time describing skills or activities that you are not interested in doing in the future. Focus your resume content on describing duties and accomplishments using skills, knowledge, and abilities that you prefer to use frequently or can apply consistently in an effective way. <br /> Sure, it’s nice to have a one-page resume, but it might be impractical and nearly impossible to accomplish. If you have significant experience, you will need more than one page to describe the breadth of your work and results. Avoid having a lot of information on one page and only a little on a second page. If you run into this issue, try adjusting the margins, use a smaller font, or stack your headings on top of each section. <br /> Show the employer at a glance what you are good at and what you want to do. One way is to provide an “Objective” statement or a section called Summary of Qualifications”. <br /> The general rule for listing past experience is to list employment for over the past 10 years – also, don’t put the date if your college graduation was more than 10 years ago. <br /> Spell out any acronyms you think could be questionable and explain any terms you think the resume reader might not understand. <br />

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  • 1. Writing Effective Resumes SURESH SRINIVASAN MyBskool.com suresh@mybskool.com 09962959381
  • 2. Writing Effective Resumes – Secrets Exposed
  • 3. Writing Effective Resumes
  • 4. Writing Effective Resumes
  • 5. Writing Effective Resumes
  • 6. Writing Effective Resumes
  • 7. Writing Effective Resumes
  • 8. Writing An Effective Resume  What information should be in a resume?  Characteristics of a successful resume.  Functional or Chronological.  Scannable resume.
  • 9. What Information Should Be In A Resume?         Identify Yourself Education Continuing Education Work or Professional Experience Volunteer Experience Activities Computer Skills Professional Associations Optional Sections  Objective  Special Skills and Abilities  Reference Statement
  • 10. Characteristics Of A Successful Resume  Focuses on skills. Uses action words to define the responsibilities of your job-related experience.  Easy to read and understand.  Visually powerful and free of gimmicks.  One page, or at most 2 pages long.
  • 11. Characteristics Of A Successful Resume  Language  Spelling  Formal is grammatically correct. has been checked. Style
  • 12. Resume Faux Pax  Typos and Grammar Slips  “Great attention to detail.”  “Proven ability to track down and correct erors.”  “Am a perfectionist and rarely if ever forget etails.”  Accomplishments: Completed 11 years of high school.”  Don’t use “I” or “me”
  • 13. Characteristics Of A Successful Resume  Must always be 100% truthful.  Contains no inappropriate personal information.  Produced  Data on a computer. presented in chronological order (unless functional).
  • 14. Functional Resumes     Doesn’t go in chronological order. Based upon competencies or skills. Used for career changers or those with unconventional work histories (or executives).  Might say “Sales Experience” then list it.  Typically brief with a simple list of positions held, etc.  De-emphasizes importance of specific jobs. Drawbacks to this system (not as popular).
  • 15. Scannable Resume  Watch bullet points (don’t always scan).  How about a dash - ?  Use labels or keywords.  Less is more.  Keep the design simple.  Minimize use of abbreviations.
  • 16. Basic Checklist  No spelling or grammar errors.  Neat, clean, and professional looking.  Length should be 1-2 pages.  Margins at sides and bottom.  Layout makes reading easy. Use of white space is effective.
  • 17. Basic Checklist  Important titles should be emphasized. Experiment with fonts & styles; bold, italic, and underlines. No more than 2 or 3 different sizes.  Information is logically recorded.  Use Action Verbs for accomplishments & results.
  • 18. Basic Checklist  Bullet points when possible for accomplishments.  Quantify  Format your results whenever you can. - chronological
  • 19. Resume Writing - Competencies  Describe and illustrate core competencies  Know the agency’s list of competencies  Use titles or headings that match the job  Highlight all transferrable skill sets
  • 20. Side by Side Comparison Job Announcement Your Resume  Read the “Entire” job notice  Cross reference your skills  Review questionnaires or screening surveys  Consider other experiences … outside of work  Recognize “KEY” words and competencies  List major accomplishments … not just job duties  Identify the job qualifications  “Tailor” your resume to match  Consider any “Implied” characteristics  “Quantify” results and use numbers often
  • 21. The next 30 Seconds  If you met the boss in the elevator… what will they remember about you in 30 seconds?  Brevity should be the focus… be concise and succinct  Pay attention to “KEY” words and filter your resume like a book editor  The next job depends on 30 seconds …make a good first impression!
  • 22. Your Work Experience – Draft 1  Experience is your “MAIN INGREDIENT” …make it appetizing  A first draft should be a “LIFE STORY”  Write it out first, REFLECT ON IT LATER  Organize your thoughts… a “UNIQUE” picture of capabilities  Plan on multiple drafts… PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT!  Quantify results as often as possible (How MANY, How BIG or How MUCH) MUCH
  • 23. Writing Accomplishments  Specific, measureable, and realistic… S.M.A.R.T. Goal Principle  Accomplishments accentuate job skills and demonstrate qualifications  Set yourself apart from the others… describe job challenges and show your successes  Use numbers to highlight actions  Think in terms of “Saving time”… “Saving Money”… “Making Money”… or “Meeting Goals”
  • 24. Ten Ingredients to a Better Resume 1) Follow the “Resume Recipe” Rule 2) Use a bulleted style to make your resume “reader-friendly” 3) Match your resume to the job opportunity 4) Use strong, action verbs to describe your experiences 5) List most recent/relevant experience first, in order of priority 6) Make sure there are NO spelling or grammar errors 7) Know the mission of the organization(s) for which you apply 8) Revise it regularly … you are acquiring new skills everyday 9) Be neat, concise, and remember to check verb tenses 10) Let someone else read it…get constructive feedback
  • 25. Resources and References           Resume tips: http://www.jobstar.org USAJobs: http://www.usajobs.com Resume Tutor: http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/ecep/resume Resume writing for Federal employment: http://www.resume-place.com Office of Personnel Management: http://www.opm.gov Occupational Outlook Handbook: http://stats.bls.gov/opub/ooq/ooqhome.htm America’s InfoNet: http://www.acinet.org/acinet e-Resume Writing: http://www.ersumewriting.com Master Resume Writer’s Secrets Revealed: http://www.liglobal.com/b_c/career/res.shtml Quintessential Careers: http://www.quintcareers.com/printable/improving_resume.html
  • 26. We Can Help! QUESTIONS THANKS  SURESH SRINIVASAN  suresh@mybskool.com  09962959381