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Presentation for the Department of Rehabilitation's Job Placement Circle. The Job Placement Circle is a series of four workshops for a group of job-seekers who are clients of the Department of ...

Presentation for the Department of Rehabilitation's Job Placement Circle. The Job Placement Circle is a series of four workshops for a group of job-seekers who are clients of the Department of Rehabilitation, ending in an event where the job-seekers present themselves to a panel of employers using the skills practiced in the workshops.

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Job Placement Circle Resume Workshop Job Placement Circle Resume Workshop Presentation Transcript

  • Resume Workshop
      Welcome to the Job Placement Circle Resume Workshop Schedule:
      • 9:00 – 9:30: Introduction/Ground Rules
      • 9:30 – 10:45: Resume Fundamentals
      • 10:45 – 11:00: Break
      • 11:00 – 11:45 Targeting Your Resume
      • 11:45 – 12:00 Wrap-up
  • Ground Rules/Introductions
    • Attendance
    • Where you are, bathrooms, etc.
    • Introductions
    • Confidentiality
    • Respect for group's time
  • Resume Fundamentals
    • The purpose of a resume
    • The elements of a good resume
      • Contact information
      • Job objective
      • Skills summary/Accomplishments
      • Work Experience
      • Education
    • Putting it all together
  • The purpose of a resume
    • Specifies the position you are seeking
    • Outlines your skills and accomplishments
    • Lists your prior employers and job titles
    • Describes specific duties and responsibilities
    • Lists education and training
    • Provides ways to contact you
    • Network building tool
    • A reminder for the employer of your visit
  • Elements of a good resume
    • Contact information
    • Job objective
    • Skills summary/Accomplishments
    • Work Experience
    • Education
    • Resume Workshop activity: Resume Basics video
    • Contact Information
    • Job Objective
    • Skills Summary/
    • Accomplishments
    • Work Experience
    • Education
  • Resume Types: Chronological
    • Chronological Resume
    • A chronological resume starts by listing your work history, with the most recent position listed first. Your jobs are listed in reverse chronological order with your current, or most recent job, first.
    • Chronological Format
    • Chronological Format
  • Resume Types: Functional
    • Functional Resume
    • A functional resume focuses on your skills and experience, rather than on your chronological work history. It is often used by people who are changing careers or who have gaps in their employment history.
    • Functional Format
    • Functional Format
  • Resume Types: Combination
    • Combination Resume
    • A combination resume lists your skills and experience first. Your employment history is listed next. With this type of resume you can highlight the skills you have that are relevant to the job you are applying for, and also provide a chronological work history.
    • Combination Format
    • Combination Format
  • Elements: Contact
    • Name
    • City
    • Home/Cell telephone numbers
      • Professional message
    • E-mail address
      • Business appropriate
      • [email_address] = APPROPRIATE
      • [email_address] = NOT
  • Elements: Contact
      Example:
        Manuel Chavez Fremont, CA [email_address]
  • Elements: Job Objective
    • Should answer the question, “What am I seeking?”
    • Should be brief and targeted to the position you're applying for
    • Shouldn’t be too vague
    • Shouldn’t be too narrow
    • Avoid flowery statements
  • Elements: Job Objective
      Examples:
      • Materials Handler
      • System Design Engineer/Quality Assurance
      • Bus Driver
      • Administrative Assistant
      • Caretaker/Personal Assistant
  • Elements: Skills Summary
    • Sometimes called “Qualifications” or “Summary”
    • Summarize your skills and experience
    • If you have relevant education, mention it here
    • All the items in a Skills Summary should relate to the Job Objective
    • Emphasize transferable skills
  • Elements: Skills Summary
      Examples
  • Elements: Skills Summary
      Examples
  • Elements: Work Experience
    • Include the following for each past employer:
      • Dates worked
      • Employer
      • Position held
      • Responsibilities
      • Specific accomplishments
  • Elements: Work Experience
    • Examples – Materials Handler (combination format)
  • Elements: Work Experience
      Examples – Sales Manager (functional resume)
  • Elements: Education List high school or GED, or universities and degrees (if any); exclude graduation dates
    • Include City and State
    • Specify applicable training, certificates and/or credentials
    • List any honors or scholarships received
    • List professional awards and patents
  • Elements: Education
      Examples – Materials Handler: Examples – Sales Manager:
  • Putting it all together
    • Examples of complete resumes in a variety of formats (see handouts)
    • “What goes on the resume” handout
    • Resume Workshop assignment:
      • Complete “Resume Blueprint Form”
  • Break time!
      Please be back here by 11:00 am.
  • Targeting Your Resume
    • Employers at the JPC event
      • Safeway , safeway.com
      • Embassy Suites , embassysuites.hilton.com
      • Board of Equalization , www.boe.ca.gov/
      • Allied Barton , www.alliedbarton.com
      • Lowes , www.Lowes.com
      • Adecco , www.adecco.com
  • Targeting Your Resume
    • Choosing employers and targeting your resume
    • Labor market discussion; targeting a resume for various job roles:
      • Receptionist, warehouse worker, home care aide, janitorial, retail clerk, stock clerk, clerical/office worker, driver, laborer, customer service, security
  • Wrap-up
    • Summary of lessons learned
    • Discussion