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    • KEYS TO A WINNING RESUME!
      ITT Technical Institute
    • What is a Resume?
      The Resume is:
      A tool to market yourself so that you can get the interview!
      An expression of you (showcases your skills/qualifications & accomplishments)
      The first thing a recruiter or hiring manager looks at in the hiring process ( usually for maximum of 30-60 seconds)
      What will truly make a difference in the type of job you will get
      YOUR TICKET TO AN INTERVIEW!
    • RESUME FORMATSPHRG p.95
      CHRONOLOGICAL- ( preferred format to use)
      SKILLS – ( May be used by some people if appropriate)
      You should have digital and hard copy formats.
    • CHRONOLOGICAL RESUME
      Organized by your employment history in reverse chronological order, with job titles/names of employers/locations of employers/dates of employment/ accomplishments, working backwards 10-15 years.
      A standard chronological resume may be your best choice if most/all of your experience has been in one field, you have no large employment gaps, and you plan to stay in that same field. (It may be wise to slightly tweak your resume when applying to various fields)
    • CHRONOLOGICAL RESUME
      The chronological resume is preferred by the widest variety of employers, as well as by recruiters and many of the Internet job boards.
      It is “Reader Friendly”
      Clearly demonstrates your job history and career advancement/growth.
    • FUNCTIONAL RESUME (Skills)
      For job seekers with limited work experience, a checkered job history, or a job history in a different career field
      Organized by skills and functions clusters
      communication skills
      leadership skills
      technical skills
      customer service skills
      Company names, employment dates, and position titles are intentionally omitted
      Works best for homemakers returning to the workforce, new graduates without any prior work experience, or individuals with wide employment gaps
      The least common and least preferred by employers -- and most Internet job boards do not accept this resume format.
    • SCANNABLE RESUME(Disclaimer: this is kinda old info)
      You should use a machine scannable resume only if the employer requests one
      Also known as a text or scannable resume
      Highlights keywords – words relevant to a specific job or field. May include specific skills, software, hardware, industry specific tolls, certifications, etc.
      Useful because many employers now use applicant tracking systems to store candidate information and resumes. Search later for open positions. Database scans key words.
      FORMATTING
      KEEP IT SIMPLE!
      No italics, no underlining, no shading, or other unusual enhancements. No bold or ALL CAPS. It's unnecessary; the scanner does not differentiate between this and other font styles.
    • RESUME SECTIONS
      Heading
      Objective/Profile
      Education
      Skills/Qualifications
      Work Experience
      Others (i.e. professional associations, training, certifications, volunteer experience, military experience)
      Leave references off (should be in a separate document)
    • HEADING
      Name
      Address
      Phone Number(s)
      E-mail Address (should be professional)
      NEVER include personal information such as photos, height, weight, gender, marital status, nationality, or religion (illegal for employers to use this information in hiring decision). Plus, it might make people uncomfortable. Kinda like talking politics with your girlfriend/boyfriend’s grandpa.
      BE CREATIVE. This is an advertisement for you.You want your resume to stand out from the rest.
    • OBJECTIVE
      The objective tells the employer what you want to do and what you have to offer.
      The objective should be general yet geared towards the job you are seeking.
      Should not be self-centered – employers want to know what you can do for them!
    • EDUCATION
      Begin with your current or most recent educational experience.
      Your anticipated graduation date
      Include grade point average (3.0 or higher), academic honors, and any other awards.
      Also include relevant courses/projects ( ex. Capstone)
      Include any certificates completed or concentrated coursework.
    • SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS/SPECIAL PROJECTS
      Separate into categories:
      Computer Skills
      Technical Skills
      Leadership Skills
      Customer Service Skills
    • WORK EXPERIENCE
      Begin with your most recent employer
      Entries should include:
      Company Name, City, State
      Dates of Employment ( Month and Year)
      Position Title ( Bullet and Italicize)
      Description of job duties (3-4)
      Use bullet form
      Use ACTION/POWER words (i.e. developed, trained, converted, reduced, increased, assisted, provided, coordinated, implemented, achieved) This is very important.
      If you’re no longer employed at a certain organization make sure that the position description is in the past tense
    • Internship Experience
      Internship Experience will be under Work Experience Heading
      Same format as the work experience
      Company Name, City, State
      Dates of Employment
      Position Title ( Ex. Network Administrator Intern)
      Description of job duties
    • VOLUNTEER WORK/ COMMUNITY SERVICE
      Use experiences you may have in the following:
      Volunteer work for local community center, clubs, organizations, etc.
      Good to use if work experience is limited.
      I like to put this in a separate category…but that’s just me…
    • REFERENCES
      Do NOT include references on your resume. Use a separate a reference page.
      References available upon request on the bottom of your resume
      Three types of references:
      Educational (teachers, coaches, etc.)
      Professional (previous managers or supervisors from jobs held)
      Personal (NO family members – do not list personal references unless specifically requested to do so.) Doing this makes your resume look shady.
    • KEYS TO A GOOD RESUME
      Short and Concise
      Visually Appealing
      Error Free (proof read for grammar, punctuation and spelling) Duh…
      Quality paper and printing ( Resume Paper) But don’t go overboard…don’t spray it with Fantasy
      Honesty…again…duh…
      Source: Employment Techniques in the 21st Century
    • EMPLOYERS USE OF RESUMES
      Scan quickly to determine whether or not to interview
      Look at education, skills, experience
      Develop interview questions
      Assess communication skills
      Transferable skills (i.e. initiative, high energy, communication and time management skills, leadership ability, ability to multi-task, team player, work under pressure, analytical skills, etc.)
    • FINAL POINTERS
      Ensure that your resume is error free – proofread, proofread, proofread! Be sure to catch all spelling errors, grammatical weaknesses, unusual punctuation, and inconsistent capitalizations, or any inconsistencies for that matter
      Make appointment with career services or a professor to review resume/offer suggestions.
      Don’t lie!
      Update resume as you acquire new skills/experience (I update mine often, even if I’m not looking for work)
      Save a backup copy of your resume.
      Use one font type…something nice, with a nice serif.
      Highlight accomplishments.
    • Your Resume is a self-promotional document that presents you in the best possible light, for the purpose of getting invited to a job interview.
    • RESUME EXAMPLES