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               WRITING THE EFFECTIVE                                         RESUME<br />The First Step Toward<br />      ...
WRITING AN EFFECTIVE RESUME <br /><ul><li>What information should be in a resume?
Characteristics of a successful resume.
Functional or Chronological.
Scannable resume.</li></li></ul><li>What Information Should Be In A Resume?<br /><ul><li>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</li></li></ul><li>Characteristics Of A Successful Resume<br /><ul><li>Focuses on skills. Uses action w...
Easy to read and understand.
Visually powerful and free of gimmicks.
One page, or at most 2 pages long.</li></li></ul><li>Characteristics Of ASuccessful Resume <br /><ul><li>Language is gramm...
Spelling has been checked.
Formal Style</li></li></ul><li>Resume Faux Pax<br /><ul><li>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”</li></li></ul><li>Characteristics Of A Successful Resume<br /><ul><li>Must always be 100% truthful.
Contains no inappropriate personal information.
Produced on a computer.
Data presented in chronological order (unless functional).</li></li></ul><li>Functional Resumes<br /><ul><li>Doesn’t go in...
Based upon competencies or skills.
Used for career changers or those with </li></ul>unconventional work histories (or executives).<br /><ul><li>Might say “Sa...
Typically brief with a simple list of positions</li></ul>held, etc.<br /><ul><li>De-emphasizes importance of specific jobs.
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  1. 1. WRITING THE EFFECTIVE RESUME<br />The First Step Toward<br /> Landing Your Next Job<br />
  2. 2. WRITING AN EFFECTIVE RESUME <br /><ul><li>What information should be in a resume?
  3. 3. Characteristics of a successful resume.
  4. 4. Functional or Chronological.
  5. 5. Scannable resume.</li></li></ul><li>What Information Should Be In A Resume?<br /><ul><li>Identify Yourself
  6. 6. Education
  7. 7. Continuing Education
  8. 8. Work or Professional Experience
  9. 9. Volunteer Experience
  10. 10. Activities
  11. 11. Computer Skills
  12. 12. Professional Associations
  13. 13. Optional Sections
  14. 14. Objective
  15. 15. Special Skills and Abilities
  16. 16. Reference Statement</li></li></ul><li>Characteristics Of A Successful Resume<br /><ul><li>Focuses on skills. Uses action words to define the responsibilities of your job-related experience.
  17. 17. Easy to read and understand.
  18. 18. Visually powerful and free of gimmicks.
  19. 19. One page, or at most 2 pages long.</li></li></ul><li>Characteristics Of ASuccessful Resume <br /><ul><li>Language is grammatically correct.
  20. 20. Spelling has been checked.
  21. 21. Formal Style</li></li></ul><li>Resume Faux Pax<br /><ul><li>Typos and Grammar Slips
  22. 22. “Great attention to detail.”
  23. 23. “Proven ability to track down and correct erors.”
  24. 24. “Am a perfectionist and rarely if ever forget etails.”
  25. 25. Accomplishments: Completed 11 years of high school.”
  26. 26. Don’t use “I” or “me”</li></li></ul><li>Characteristics Of A Successful Resume<br /><ul><li>Must always be 100% truthful.
  27. 27. Contains no inappropriate personal information.
  28. 28. Produced on a computer.
  29. 29. Data presented in chronological order (unless functional).</li></li></ul><li>Functional Resumes<br /><ul><li>Doesn’t go in chronological order.
  30. 30. Based upon competencies or skills.
  31. 31. Used for career changers or those with </li></ul>unconventional work histories (or executives).<br /><ul><li>Might say “Sales Experience” then list it.
  32. 32. Typically brief with a simple list of positions</li></ul>held, etc.<br /><ul><li>De-emphasizes importance of specific jobs.
  33. 33. Drawbacks to this system (not as popular). </li></li></ul><li>Scannable Resume<br /><ul><li>Watch bullet points (don’t always scan).
  34. 34. How about a dash - ?
  35. 35. Use labels or keywords.
  36. 36. Less is more.
  37. 37. Keep the design simple.
  38. 38. Minimize use of abbreviations.</li></li></ul><li>Basic Checklist<br /><ul><li>Important titles should be emphasized. Experiment with fonts & styles; bold, italic, and underlines. No more than 2 or 3 different sizes.
  39. 39. Information is logically recorded.
  40. 40. Use Action Verbs for accomplishments & results.</li></li></ul><li>Basic Checklist<br /><ul><li>Bullet points when possible for accomplishments.
  41. 41. Quantify your results whenever you can.
  42. 42. Format - chronological</li></li></ul><li>Writing An Effective Cover Letter<br /><ul><li>How to write a cover letter.
  43. 43. Rules
  44. 44. Contents</li></li></ul><li>How To Write A CoverLetter - Rules<br /><ul><li>Give enough information to interest the reader, don’t </li></ul>overwhelm.<br /><ul><li>Research the company. Address the letter to a </li></ul>specific person.<br /><ul><li>Answer an ad if you have 50% of the skills or background that the ad requires.
  45. 45. Mention the person who referred you if appropriate.</li></li></ul><li>How To Write A CoverLetter - Rules<br /><ul><li>Your address, city, state, zip, and telephone number.
  46. 46. Date
  47. 47. Name, title, company, address, city, state, and zip of person you’re writing to.
  48. 48. Greeting, followed by a colon.</li></li></ul><li>How To Write A CoverLetter - Rules<br /><ul><li>Paragraph 1:
  49. 49. What you want.
  50. 50. How you know about the organization.
  51. 51. Mention enclosure of your resume.
  52. 52. Paragraph 2:
  53. 53. Concise overview of work history and skills</li></ul> that will help you perform the job.<br /><ul><li>Paragraph 3:
  54. 54. State confidence in your ability.
  55. 55. Give information on how you can be contacted.</li></li></ul><li>How To Write A CoverLetter - Rules<br /><ul><li>Paragraph 4:
  56. 56. Express appreciation
  57. 57. Closing, signature, and typed name</li></li></ul><li>Successful Interviewing Skills<br />Surviving and Excelling in a Behavioral Based Interview<br />
  58. 58. First Impressions Count …<br /><ul><li>Do You Make The Best Impression You Can?
  59. 59. On-Time
  60. 60. Dress
  61. 61. Physical Contact
  62. 62. Eye Contact
  63. 63. Smile
  64. 64. Fidgeting</li></li></ul><li>Characteristics of aSuccessful Interview<br /><ul><li>Preparation
  65. 65. Presentation
  66. 66. Content </li></li></ul><li>Preparation<br /><ul><li>Research the Job and company
  67. 67. Review the Job Requirements
  68. 68. Know your Resume
  69. 69. Know Where You Are Going
  70. 70. Be Prepared to Give Behavioral Based Examples
  71. 71. Anticipate Questions
  72. 72. Be Prepared to Sell Yourself!</li></li></ul><li>Preparation<br /><ul><li>Visualize Yourself In the Interview
  73. 73. Know this:
  74. 74. There is no question you cannot answer
  75. 75. You are well suited to the position
  76. 76. You will be an asset to the department
  77. 77. Bring:
  78. 78. Extra copies of resume
  79. 79. Paper and pen
  80. 80. A list of potential questions
  81. 81. Breath mints</li></li></ul><li>Interview Presentation<br /><ul><li>Be Prepared and Responsive For Questions
  82. 82. Take Time to Organize Your Thoughts
  83. 83. Make Effective Eye Contact and Smile
  84. 84. Express Confidence in Your Abilities
  85. 85. Consider Each Interview An Adventure!
  86. 86. Be Attentive to Body Language
  87. 87. No gum
  88. 88. Watch those pens</li></li></ul><li>Leave The Baggage At The Door<br /><ul><li>Shut the Door to Personal Trouble
  89. 89. Don’t Slam Organization</li></li></ul><li>Interview Content<br /><ul><li>Listen Carefully to the Question
  90. 90. Understand Behavioral Based Interviewing
  91. 91. Rehearse Your Answers
  92. 92. Sell Yourself!
  93. 93. Silence is Golden, Know When to Stop Answering
  94. 94. Tie Your Background to the Position
  95. 95. Focus on Your Accomplishments
  96. 96. Turn Weaknesses Into Strengths</li></li></ul><li>Behavioral Based Interviewing<br /><ul><li>Prepare your STAR’S
  97. 97. Situation or Task
  98. 98. Action Taken
  99. 99. Result of Your Action</li></li></ul><li>Behavioral Based Questions<br /><ul><li>Can You Tell Me About A Time…
  100. 100. Think Specific
  101. 101. Don’t Say “Usually, Always, Or Never”
  102. 102. Say “I”
  103. 103. Be Prepared to Answer the Negative Question
  104. 104. Was The Result Positive? Measurable?
  105. 105. Don’t Forget To Smile
  106. 106. Be Concise</li></li></ul><li>Sample Questions<br /><ul><li>Tell Me About A Time…
  107. 107. You Persuaded Someone To Do Something
  108. 108. You Solved a Small Problem Before It Turned Into Something Large
  109. 109. You Interacted With Someone And Wished You’d Interacted Differently
  110. 110. You Worked Well in a Team
  111. 111. You Worked in a Team Where Not Everyone Was Putting Forth The Same Amount Of Effort</li></li></ul><li>Technical Skills Are Important<br /><ul><li>Attention To Detail
  112. 112. Computer Skills
  113. 113. Analytical Skills
  114. 114. Technical Skills Specific to Your Degree</li></li></ul><li>Soft Skills Are JustAs Important<br /><ul><li>Adaptability
  115. 115. Teamwork
  116. 116. Initiative
  117. 117. Innovation
  118. 118. Integrity</li></li></ul><li>Interview Follow-Up<br /><ul><li>Common Interview Mistakes
  119. 119. Coming Unprepared
  120. 120. Not Smiling or Showing Enthusiasm
  121. 121. Negativity
  122. 122. The Thank You Note
  123. 123. References</li></li></ul><li>Questions <br />& <br />Answers<br />
  124. 124. Thanks & RegardsPriya Gupta<br />
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