Resume Workshop <ul>Welcome to the Job Placement Circle Resume Workshop Schedule: <ul><li>9:00 – 9:30: Introduction/Ground...
9:30 – 10:45: Resume Fundamentals
10:45 – 11:00: Break
11:00 – 11:45 Targeting Your Resume
11:45 – 12:00 Wrap-up </li></ul></ul>
Ground Rules/Introductions <ul><li>Attendance
Where you are, bathrooms, etc.
Introductions
Confidentiality
Respect for group's time </li></ul>
Resume Fundamentals <ul><li>The purpose of a resume
The elements of a good resume </li><ul><li>Contact information
Job objective
Skills summary/Accomplishments
Work Experience
Education </li></ul><li>Putting it all together </li></ul>
The purpose of a resume <ul><li>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 </li></ul>
Elements of a good resume <ul><li>Contact information
Job objective
Skills summary/Accomplishments
Work Experience
Education
Resume Workshop activity: Resume Basics video </li></ul>
<ul><li>Contact Information
Job Objective
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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 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

  1. 1. Resume Workshop <ul>Welcome to the Job Placement Circle Resume Workshop Schedule: <ul><li>9:00 – 9:30: Introduction/Ground Rules
  2. 2. 9:30 – 10:45: Resume Fundamentals
  3. 3. 10:45 – 11:00: Break
  4. 4. 11:00 – 11:45 Targeting Your Resume
  5. 5. 11:45 – 12:00 Wrap-up </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Ground Rules/Introductions <ul><li>Attendance
  7. 7. Where you are, bathrooms, etc.
  8. 8. Introductions
  9. 9. Confidentiality
  10. 10. Respect for group's time </li></ul>
  11. 11. Resume Fundamentals <ul><li>The purpose of a resume
  12. 12. The elements of a good resume </li><ul><li>Contact information
  13. 13. Job objective
  14. 14. Skills summary/Accomplishments
  15. 15. Work Experience
  16. 16. Education </li></ul><li>Putting it all together </li></ul>
  17. 17. The purpose of a resume <ul><li>Specifies the position you are seeking
  18. 18. Outlines your skills and accomplishments
  19. 19. Lists your prior employers and job titles
  20. 20. Describes specific duties and responsibilities
  21. 21. Lists education and training
  22. 22. Provides ways to contact you
  23. 23. Network building tool
  24. 24. A reminder for the employer of your visit </li></ul>
  25. 25. Elements of a good resume <ul><li>Contact information
  26. 26. Job objective
  27. 27. Skills summary/Accomplishments
  28. 28. Work Experience
  29. 29. Education
  30. 30. Resume Workshop activity: Resume Basics video </li></ul>
  31. 31. <ul><li>Contact Information
  32. 32. Job Objective
  33. 33. Skills Summary/
  34. 34. Accomplishments
  35. 35. Work Experience
  36. 36. Education </li></ul>
  37. 37. Resume Types: Chronological <ul><li>Chronological Resume
  38. 38. 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. </li></ul>
  39. 39. <ul>Chronological Format </ul>
  40. 40. <ul>Chronological Format </ul>
  41. 41. Resume Types: Functional <ul><li>Functional Resume
  42. 42. 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. </li></ul>
  43. 43. <ul>Functional Format </ul>
  44. 44. <ul>Functional Format </ul>
  45. 45. Resume Types: Combination <ul><li>Combination Resume
  46. 46. 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. </li></ul>
  47. 47. <ul>Combination Format </ul>
  48. 48. <ul>Combination Format </ul>
  49. 49. Elements: Contact <ul><li>Name
  50. 50. City
  51. 51. Home/Cell telephone numbers </li><ul><li>Professional message </li></ul><li>E-mail address </li><ul><li>Business appropriate
  52. 52. [email_address] = APPROPRIATE
  53. 53. [email_address] = NOT </li></ul></ul>
  54. 54. Elements: Contact <ul>Example: <ul>Manuel Chavez Fremont, CA [email_address] </ul></ul>
  55. 55. Elements: Job Objective <ul><li>Should answer the question, “What am I seeking?”
  56. 56. Should be brief and targeted to the position you're applying for
  57. 57. Shouldn’t be too vague
  58. 58. Shouldn’t be too narrow
  59. 59. Avoid flowery statements </li></ul>
  60. 60. Elements: Job Objective <ul>Examples: <ul><li>Materials Handler
  61. 61. System Design Engineer/Quality Assurance
  62. 62. Bus Driver
  63. 63. Administrative Assistant
  64. 64. Caretaker/Personal Assistant </li></ul></ul>
  65. 65. Elements: Skills Summary <ul><li>Sometimes called “Qualifications” or “Summary”
  66. 66. Summarize your skills and experience
  67. 67. If you have relevant education, mention it here
  68. 68. All the items in a Skills Summary should relate to the Job Objective
  69. 69. Emphasize transferable skills </li></ul>
  70. 70. Elements: Skills Summary <ul>Examples </ul>
  71. 71. Elements: Skills Summary <ul>Examples </ul>
  72. 72. Elements: Work Experience <ul><li>Include the following for each past employer: </li><ul><li>Dates worked
  73. 73. Employer
  74. 74. Position held
  75. 75. Responsibilities
  76. 76. Specific accomplishments </li></ul></ul>
  77. 77. Elements: Work Experience <ul><li>Examples – Materials Handler (combination format) </li></ul>
  78. 78. Elements: Work Experience <ul>Examples – Sales Manager (functional resume) </ul>
  79. 79. Elements: Education List high school or GED, or universities and degrees (if any); exclude graduation dates <ul><li>Include City and State
  80. 80. Specify applicable training, certificates and/or credentials
  81. 81. List any honors or scholarships received
  82. 82. List professional awards and patents </li></ul>
  83. 83. Elements: Education <ul>Examples – Materials Handler: Examples – Sales Manager: </ul>
  84. 84. Putting it all together <ul><li>Examples of complete resumes in a variety of formats (see handouts)
  85. 85. “What goes on the resume” handout
  86. 86. Resume Workshop assignment: </li><ul><li>Complete “Resume Blueprint Form” </li></ul></ul>
  87. 87. Break time! <ul>Please be back here by 11:00 am. </ul>
  88. 88. Targeting Your Resume <ul><li>Employers at the JPC event </li><ul><li>Safeway , safeway.com
  89. 89. Embassy Suites , embassysuites.hilton.com
  90. 90. Board of Equalization , www.boe.ca.gov/
  91. 91. Allied Barton , www.alliedbarton.com
  92. 92. Lowes , www.Lowes.com
  93. 93. Adecco , www.adecco.com </li></ul></ul>
  94. 94. Targeting Your Resume <ul><li>Choosing employers and targeting your resume
  95. 95. Labor market discussion; targeting a resume for various job roles: </li><ul><li>Receptionist, warehouse worker, home care aide, janitorial, retail clerk, stock clerk, clerical/office worker, driver, laborer, customer service, security </li></ul></ul>
  96. 96. Wrap-up <ul><li>Summary of lessons learned
  97. 97. Discussion </li></ul>
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