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What is a RESUME…. <ul><li>A RESUME is a brief,written summary of our qualification,skills,knowledge &education.The goal o...
<ul><li>Remember the above in mind…. </li></ul>
<ul><li>remember too.. </li></ul>
<ul><li>there is no one right way to write a resume.. </li></ul>
<ul><li>There are no hard,fast rules for specific styles,format &content.. </li></ul>
but try to.. <ul><li>Cite number &specifics whenever possible. </li></ul><ul><li>Write the way we speak. </li></ul><ul><li...
What our resume should cover
What our resume should cover <ul><li>Type of position we are seeking. </li></ul><ul><li>Education. </li></ul><ul><li>Posit...
Resume Formats <ul><li>The format we choose should be one which best highlights our work strengths,unique qualifications &...
Chronological
<ul><li>Chronological- </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional format,described in chronological order. </li></ul><ul><li>Suitable f...
Functional <ul><li>Functional </li></ul>
<ul><li>Functional- </li></ul><ul><li>Experience &skills are arranged&described in major skills and knowledge areas. </li>...
Targeted <ul><li>This resume is highly focused &lists, abilities& accomplishments directed to specific job objectives. </l...
Creative
<ul><li>Creative- </li></ul><ul><li>Most effective for people interested in a career in art,theatre,media or writing.  </l...
Key element of a good resume <ul><li>Identity </li></ul><ul><li>Carrer Objective </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul...
COVER LETTERS <ul><li>Cover letters are extremely important.Whenever our resume is sent by mail,a cover letter should go a...
<ul><li>Balance professionalism with personal warmth &friendliness. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify at least one thing about us...
 
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  1. 2. What is a RESUME…. <ul><li>A RESUME is a brief,written summary of our qualification,skills,knowledge &education.The goal of resume is to motivate an employer to interview us.Primarily, a good resume must meet the employers needs & our needs.. </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>Remember the above in mind…. </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>remember too.. </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>there is no one right way to write a resume.. </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>There are no hard,fast rules for specific styles,format &content.. </li></ul>
  6. 7. but try to.. <ul><li>Cite number &specifics whenever possible. </li></ul><ul><li>Write the way we speak. </li></ul><ul><li>Be honest. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid personal pronouns. </li></ul><ul><li>Make it visually pleasing-margins,bullets etc </li></ul><ul><li>Use good quality bonded paper. </li></ul><ul><li>Review final draft with a friend or counselor. </li></ul>
  7. 8. What our resume should cover
  8. 9. What our resume should cover <ul><li>Type of position we are seeking. </li></ul><ul><li>Education. </li></ul><ul><li>Position held,when &where. </li></ul><ul><li>Scope of responsibilities for each position held. </li></ul><ul><li>What we can offer an employer( may include in the covering letter ) </li></ul><ul><li>Our knowledge,skills,qualification &talents. </li></ul><ul><li>Accomplishments. </li></ul><ul><li>Background training( As relevant &keep brief ). </li></ul>
  9. 10. Resume Formats <ul><li>The format we choose should be one which best highlights our work strengths,unique qualifications &skills…. </li></ul>
  10. 11. Chronological
  11. 12. <ul><li>Chronological- </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional format,described in chronological order. </li></ul><ul><li>Suitable for those who have gained extensive experience related to career objective. </li></ul><ul><li>Not good if experience is spotty or a changing carrer fields. </li></ul>
  12. 13. Functional <ul><li>Functional </li></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><li>Functional- </li></ul><ul><li>Experience &skills are arranged&described in major skills and knowledge areas. </li></ul><ul><li>Accomplishments &transferable skills should be highlighted. </li></ul><ul><li>Advantage-organize our resume that support our objective &focuses on capabilities we may have for a specific job. </li></ul>
  14. 15. Targeted <ul><li>This resume is highly focused &lists, abilities& accomplishments directed to specific job objectives. </li></ul>
  15. 16. Creative
  16. 17. <ul><li>Creative- </li></ul><ul><li>Most effective for people interested in a career in art,theatre,media or writing. </li></ul><ul><li>To be used only when creative &individuality is related to the job target </li></ul><ul><li>Must be extremely well done. </li></ul>
  17. 18. Key element of a good resume <ul><li>Identity </li></ul><ul><li>Carrer Objective </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Qualifications Summary </li></ul><ul><li>Previous Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Related Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Associations,Membership or Activities( optional ) </li></ul><ul><li>References </li></ul>
  18. 19. COVER LETTERS <ul><li>Cover letters are extremely important.Whenever our resume is sent by mail,a cover letter should go along with it.It needs to: </li></ul><ul><li>Address someone in authority </li></ul><ul><li>Tell how we became attached to this particular company </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate that we’ve done some “ homework ” on the company. </li></ul><ul><li>Convey our enthusiasm &commitment(even passion!) for this line of work. </li></ul>
  19. 20. <ul><li>Balance professionalism with personal warmth &friendliness. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify at least one thing about us that is unique- Why should u ! </li></ul><ul><li>Be appropriate to the field we are exploring. </li></ul><ul><li>Outline specifically what you are asking & offering. </li></ul><ul><li>Point directly to the next step.. </li></ul><ul><li>Remain as brief &focused as possible. </li></ul>
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