COMMERCIAL
CORRESPONDENCE
RÉSUMÉ
By
Nguyen Thi Ngoc Mai 1001010597
Dinh Thi Huyen Trang
Doan Thi Hang 1001010280
OUTLINE
 I: OVERVIEW OF RÉSUMÉ
 II: CLASSIFICATION
 III: HOW TO WRITE A RÉSUMÉ
SAMPLE:
I. Overview of Résumé
(1) Defination
 document used by individuals to
present
 used for a variety of reasons,
especially...
I. Overview of Résumé
(2) Function
 A Marketing tool
Key component
Written Inventory
Getting an Interview
II. CLASSIFICATION
(1) Reverse chronological résumé
What is it?  traditional format
 appropriate when looking for a posi...
II. CLASSIFICATION
(2) Functional skills résumé
What is it? emphasizes skills and accomplishments
Skill areas are the fo...
II. CLASSIFICATION
(3) Hybrid résumé
What is it? combines the features of the skills based and reverse
chronological résu...
III. HOW TO WRITE A RÉSUMÉ
A. TYPICAL FORM OF A RÉSUMÉ
1. Personal information
a. Layout
 Usually: Top middle
 Less comm...
A. TYPICAL FORM OF A RÉSUMÉ
b. Content
 Put your name on the top of résumé
 Beneath your name:
Write permanent address ...
A. TYPICAL FORM OF A RÉSUMÉ
 Example 1: Put personal information on
the top middle
RICHARD VASSOR
400 Summit Hill – Denve...
A. TYPICAL FORM OF A RÉSUMÉ
Example 2: Put personal information on the left-
hand corner
MANUEL PADILLA
100 Twin Peaks Roa...
A. TYPICAL FORM OF A RÉSUMÉ
2. Body of the résumé
a. Layout
 Write all the content titles in capital letters
 At least o...
A. TYPICAL FORM OF A RÉSUMÉ
b. Content
 Career Objective
 Summary of Qualifications
 Professional Experience
 Educatio...
A. TYPICAL FORM OF A RÉSUMÉ
2. Body of the résumé
(1) Career Objective
 Indicate the position you are applying for
here. ...
A. TYPICAL FORM OF A RÉSUMÉ
2. Body of the résumé
Example:
OBJECTIVE
MARKETING EXECUTIVE
Product Launches – Overseas Partn...
A. TYPICAL FORM OF A RÉSUMÉ
2. Body of the résumé
(2) Summary of Qualifications
 Summarize your major
accomplishments and...
A. TYPICAL FORM OF A RÉSUMÉ
2. Body of the résumé
Example 1: For Marketing Executive position
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Ac...
A. TYPICAL FORM OF A RÉSUMÉ
2. Body of the résumé
Example 2: For Sales Professional position
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Dyn...
A. TYPICAL FORM OF A RÉSUMÉ
2. Body of the résumé
(3) Professional experience
 List your jobs separately in reverse chron...
A. TYPICAL FORM OF A RÉSUMÉ
2. Body of the résumé
Layout:
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Company, Location Time (Years)
Job title...
A. TYPICAL FORM OF A RÉSUMÉ
2. Body of the résumé
Example 1:
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
TTR Corporation, New York 2005
– Pres...
A. TYPICAL FORM OF A RÉSUMÉ
2. Body of the résumé
(4) Relevant Skills
 This can be blocked into one section, or they can
...
A. TYPICAL FORM OF A RÉSUMÉ
2. Body of the résumé
Layout:
RELEVANT SKILLS
Skill group title
 Action word + Key words + Sk...
Example: for Marketing Executive
BUSINESS SKILLS
Marketing
 Launch gasoline exports in conjunction with new production
pl...
A. TYPICAL FORM OF A RÉSUMÉ
2. Body of the résumé
(5) Education
 List the qualifications that are relevant to the
role, s...
2. Body of the résumé
(5) Education
Example:
EDUCATION
Associate of Science, Office Assistant,
Skyline College, San Bruno,...
A. TYPICAL FORM OF A RÉSUMÉ
2. Body of the résumé
(6)Awards and achievements
(Accomplishments)
Only list major relevant ac...
2. Body of the résumé
(6)Awards and achievements (Accomplishments)
Example:
SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS
 Completed contracti...
A. TYPICAL FORM OF A RÉSUMÉ
3. References
a. Layout
 At least a line space below the body of the
résumé
 Usually in smal...
3. References
b. Content
 Usually, a minimum of three references is
expected; ideally they should represent both
academic...
3. References
Example:
REFERENCE LIST
Ms. Mariah Fisch
President
National Steel Corporation
4100 Edison Lakes Pkwy.
Mishaw...
B. ARRANGE CONTENTS FOR EACH
STYLE
1. Reverse chronological résumé
This style focuses on how you arrange your
work experie...
B. ARRANGE CONTENTS FOR EACH
STYLE
2. Functional skills résumé
This style emphasizes your skills and
accomplishments so yo...
B. ARRANGE CONTENTS FOR EACH
STYLE
3. Hybrid résumé
This style combines features of the two above
styles and is the most p...
B. ARRANGE CONTENTS FOR EACH
STYLE
 NOTE: For graduates and students
who do not have many work
experiences, the key is to...
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  1. 1. COMMERCIAL CORRESPONDENCE RÉSUMÉ By Nguyen Thi Ngoc Mai 1001010597 Dinh Thi Huyen Trang Doan Thi Hang 1001010280
  2. 2. OUTLINE  I: OVERVIEW OF RÉSUMÉ  II: CLASSIFICATION  III: HOW TO WRITE A RÉSUMÉ
  3. 3. SAMPLE:
  4. 4. I. Overview of Résumé (1) Defination  document used by individuals to present  used for a variety of reasons, especially for secure new employment  summary of relevant job experience and education.
  5. 5. I. Overview of Résumé (2) Function  A Marketing tool Key component Written Inventory Getting an Interview
  6. 6. II. CLASSIFICATION (1) Reverse chronological résumé What is it?  traditional format  appropriate when looking for a position that is a logical step in your career. What does it do? Arranges work experience chronologically elaborates on skills and accomplishments What do you do? Relate work experience to the targeted position. Demonstrate a logical progression When is it most effective? seeking a position in the same field
  7. 7. II. CLASSIFICATION (2) Functional skills résumé What is it? emphasizes skills and accomplishments Skill areas are the focus: writing, managing, research, communication, etc What does it do? covers up gaps pulls together unrelated experiences effectively What do you do? how well you perform how you can transfer skills to other areas When is it most effective? considering a career change the same company for a very long time the best method to showcase your skills.
  8. 8. II. CLASSIFICATION (3) Hybrid résumé What is it? combines the features of the skills based and reverse chronological résumé giving an orderly account What does it do? orderly account of your employment history not categorize them What do you do? Organize accomplishments by function draw on volunteer and internship experiences When is it most effective? helps you to clearly show how well you perform
  9. 9. III. HOW TO WRITE A RÉSUMÉ A. TYPICAL FORM OF A RÉSUMÉ 1. Personal information a. Layout  Usually: Top middle  Less common: Top left-hand corner  No puntuation like full stop, comma, etc.  Put your name on the top of résumé (Capital letters and big size)  A line space between each information line is necessary
  10. 10. A. TYPICAL FORM OF A RÉSUMÉ b. Content  Put your name on the top of résumé  Beneath your name: Write permanent address and temporary (current) address, if they are different Make sure telephone number (full dialing code) and e-mail address Can insert citizenship or date of birth, if useful for employer, but age, gender, marital status, etc. are optional
  11. 11. A. TYPICAL FORM OF A RÉSUMÉ  Example 1: Put personal information on the top middle RICHARD VASSOR 400 Summit Hill – Denver, Colorado 80127 303-555-1212 richard@gmail.com
  12. 12. A. TYPICAL FORM OF A RÉSUMÉ Example 2: Put personal information on the left- hand corner MANUEL PADILLA 100 Twin Peaks Road, San Bruno, CA 94066 Phone: (650) 333-3333 Email: mpadilla@yahoo.org
  13. 13. A. TYPICAL FORM OF A RÉSUMÉ 2. Body of the résumé a. Layout  Write all the content titles in capital letters  At least one blank line below the personal information  Subdivide the body of your résumé into category sections and leave at least one blank line between sections  Section titles should be placed along the left margin or centered (depend on where you put your personal information)  To describe specific job duties, use short phrases starting with action verbs and use one bullet per type of duty
  14. 14. A. TYPICAL FORM OF A RÉSUMÉ b. Content  Career Objective  Summary of Qualifications  Professional Experience  Education  Awards and achievements (Accomplishments)  Relevant Skills
  15. 15. A. TYPICAL FORM OF A RÉSUMÉ 2. Body of the résumé (1) Career Objective  Indicate the position you are applying for here. By stating an objective you give your résumé focus and strength.  What level of responsibility you are seeking  How to interpret all the information on the résumé  You should write the area of work and the title (if you know), as well as areas of specialization.
  16. 16. A. TYPICAL FORM OF A RÉSUMÉ 2. Body of the résumé Example: OBJECTIVE MARKETING EXECUTIVE Product Launches – Overseas Partnerships – Presentations OBJECTIVE SALES PROFESSIONAL Client Relations – Negotiations – Inside and Outside Sales
  17. 17. A. TYPICAL FORM OF A RÉSUMÉ 2. Body of the résumé (2) Summary of Qualifications  Summarize your major accomplishments and qualifications, as well as how you plan to use your skills to help the company.  You should use nouns as keywords and descriptors.
  18. 18. A. TYPICAL FORM OF A RÉSUMÉ 2. Body of the résumé Example 1: For Marketing Executive position SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS Accomplished, multilingual Professional consistently recognized for achievement and performance in the fuel industry. Innovative and successful in mining new sales territories and establishing business alliances, including the recent partnership with MJM Oil in Korea. Proven leader with special capabilities in building teams, strategizing, and implementing workable marketing plans employing television, radio, Internet, and print media. Fluent in English, Korean, Japanese, and French.
  19. 19. A. TYPICAL FORM OF A RÉSUMÉ 2. Body of the résumé Example 2: For Sales Professional position SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS Dynamic and results-oriented with a successful track record in the industrial sales industry and a desire to move into pharmaceutical sales. Articulate and persuasive in dealing with all levels of management, peers, staff, and a diverse clientele. Consistently meets and exceeds corporate sales goals, while also mentoring staff to improve customer satisfaction. Special abilities in attention to detail, decision-making, organization, and marketing plans. Willing to travel.
  20. 20. A. TYPICAL FORM OF A RÉSUMÉ 2. Body of the résumé (3) Professional experience  List your jobs separately in reverse chronology, that is, most recent first.  In first line of each job entry, include your job title, the company and its location, the dates you worked there.  Note: Use years (if your jobs changed around one year, you may use both months and years) when listing dates on your résumé. This makes it easier for the employer to quickly grasp you employment timeline.  For each job, list relevant responsibilities, measurable achievements, skills and qualifications you learned and used.  Leave a blank line between jobs.  List your volunteer jobs and internships
  21. 21. A. TYPICAL FORM OF A RÉSUMÉ 2. Body of the résumé Layout: PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Company, Location Time (Years) Job title o Duties, responsibilities o Awards or achievements Company, Location Time (Years) Job title o Duties, responsibilities o Awards or achievements
  22. 22. A. TYPICAL FORM OF A RÉSUMÉ 2. Body of the résumé Example 1: PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE TTR Corporation, New York 2005 – Present Vice President, Overseas Business Division  Promoted to position in March 2008; selected as one of three employees to attend an MBA course in 2010.  Named “Employee of the Year” in 2008 based on professional achievements. Fuel Industry of America, New York 2000 – 2005 Manager of Marketing  Provided analysis on fuel industry, drafting report for the White House.  Awarded “The Honor Prize” in 2000 based on performance evaluations of oil producers.
  23. 23. A. TYPICAL FORM OF A RÉSUMÉ 2. Body of the résumé (4) Relevant Skills  This can be blocked into one section, or they can be distributed within the sub-headings of your résumé that highlight specific skills.  Outline industry-standard practices, legislation tools that you are familiar with. This section is the spot for listing technical skills (the ability to program in certain languages), software knowledge and familiarity with job standard processes (forklift operation, specific accounting standards).
  24. 24. A. TYPICAL FORM OF A RÉSUMÉ 2. Body of the résumé Layout: RELEVANT SKILLS Skill group title  Action word + Key words + Skills + Knowledge  Be specific using numbers and percentages Skill group title  Action word + Key words + Skills + Knowledge  Be specific using numbers and percentages
  25. 25. Example: for Marketing Executive BUSINESS SKILLS Marketing  Launch gasoline exports in conjunction with new production plant start-up; target overseas markets.  Initiate sales of ULS, an environmentally-friendly new product launched in the European market. Marketing planning  Analyze regional import/export economics and the interregional oil markets.  Participate in contract negotiations for strategic alliances with major European and Asian concerns Product planning  Optimize production mode by selecting appropriate refinery; research product specification revisions by country.  Propose and participate in the Plant Operation Committee, a team effort between production and sales.
  26. 26. A. TYPICAL FORM OF A RÉSUMÉ 2. Body of the résumé (5) Education  List the qualifications that are relevant to the role, so as not to distract the employer while they are viewing your résumé.  For each qualification, make sure you state which Educational institution it is from and the date (in inverse chronological order) that qualification was issued; list your study results as well (GPA, etc., if requested or outstanding)  Note: No need to mention high school or anything before BA degree
  27. 27. 2. Body of the résumé (5) Education Example: EDUCATION Associate of Science, Office Assistant, Skyline College, San Bruno, CA Completed related coursework in: May 2008
  28. 28. A. TYPICAL FORM OF A RÉSUMÉ 2. Body of the résumé (6)Awards and achievements (Accomplishments) Only list major relevant accomplishments (3 or 4):  Academic honor societies  Scholarships  Awards  Membership and offices held in professional societies
  29. 29. 2. Body of the résumé (6)Awards and achievements (Accomplishments) Example: SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS  Completed contracting for 6000+ providers within 6 months for CHAMPUS contract  Improved production 20% through the establishment of department production standards  Launched marketing department for the State of New Mexico
  30. 30. A. TYPICAL FORM OF A RÉSUMÉ 3. References a. Layout  At least a line space below the body of the résumé  Usually in smaller size and italic letters b. Content ● Often, names and contact information for references are provided only when requested and are not included with the résumé.
  31. 31. 3. References b. Content  Usually, a minimum of three references is expected; ideally they should represent both academic and workplace experience.  Usually, availability of references (not an actual list of references) is indicated at the bottom of the résumé.  If you do send a list of references with your résumé, include it on a separate sheet and be sure that YOUR name appears on that sheet and that you provide full contact information (name, title, organization, mailing address, telephone number) for each reference.  ALWAYS talk with potential references and obtain their permission BEFORE you offer their names to employers.
  32. 32. 3. References Example: REFERENCE LIST Ms. Mariah Fisch President National Steel Corporation 4100 Edison Lakes Pkwy. Mishawaka, IN 46545-3440 812-555-3200 mfisch@nsc.com Mr. C. Benjamin Riley Senior Project Manager Sprint Corporation 2330 Shawnee Mission Pkwy. Westwood, KS 66205 620-555-2903 Mr. Kevin O'Horn Vice President, Marketing The Quaker Oats Company Quaker Tower 321 N. Clark Street Chicago, IL 60610-4714 312-55-3930 Dr. Scott Handy Professor of Marketing College of Business State University of New York Rochester, NY 14610 516-555-2029 shandy@suny.rochester.edu
  33. 33. B. ARRANGE CONTENTS FOR EACH STYLE 1. Reverse chronological résumé This style focuses on how you arrange your work experience chronologically, so you should follow this order in the body: 1) Career Objective 2) Summary of Qualifications 3) Professional Experience 4) Education 5) Awards and Achievements 6) Relevant Skills
  34. 34. B. ARRANGE CONTENTS FOR EACH STYLE 2. Functional skills résumé This style emphasizes your skills and accomplishments so you should make these points clearer to attract the employers. The order suggested for the body is: 1) Career Objective 2) Summary of Qualifications 3) Relevant Skills (put in groups and add extra statistics for each group skill) 4) Awards and Achievements 5) Professional experience 6) Education
  35. 35. B. ARRANGE CONTENTS FOR EACH STYLE 3. Hybrid résumé This style combines features of the two above styles and is the most popular style. You can mix your achievements or skills in your work experience and education (if relevant). You should follow this order for the body: 1) Career Objective 2) Summary of Qualifications 3) Relevant Skills (add your awards or achievements) 4) Professional experience (add your accomplishments) 5) Education (add your awards, scholarships, etc.)
  36. 36. B. ARRANGE CONTENTS FOR EACH STYLE  NOTE: For graduates and students who do not have many work experiences, the key is to highlight academic results in the “Education” content, as well as skills which are gained by volunteer works or internships. These will add value for the résumé.
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