Collateral Development ResumePresentation Transcript
7/27/2010 1 Collateral Development – Resume Writing Do Not Give a Reason to Get Your Resume Disposed!!!
Learning objectives How to write an effective resume Tweak your resume for ultimate results Write a thank you note Resume forms on the internet 7/27/2010 2
Agenda What is it and why is it needed? Resume basics and types Chronological resume Functional resume Tips on improving your resume - details Your thank you note The internet and your resume 7/27/2010 3
7/27/2010 4 What is a resume and why is it needed or not? What does it represent? Who you are? What are you seeking?
Resume basics and types
Length – 2pages at the most
College graduates – 1 page
Errors – typographical, grammatical and punctuation
Appearanceand word processing
Photocopying and printing
Stress your accomplishments
Resume Basics and Types
Functional / Skills
Chronological Resume 7/27/2010 7 No nick names E-mail and a phone number is a must No abbreviations in mailing address Summary vs. job objective Professional / work experience Education References upon request – not needed
Chronological Resume Job objective versus executive summary Ex. Looking for an Sales Position Ex. Seeking to help an company manage, meet and exceed sales quotas, provide outstanding customer service and problem solving expertise Ex. Looking for a position in sales offering competitive pay and self advancement Objective Lacks impact Describes – skills, strengths and achievements, very compelling
Chronological ResumeAction Words and Phrases Summary: Degree: BS Management. Experienced Junior Executive experienced in Healthcare, IT / IS business practices, business management specific to: operations (four direct reports), consumer education / e-marketing, direct marketing, marketing message development, brand development, trade-show presence strategy and execution, team billable hour tracking, product development and pricing, new client proposal and RFQ leadership, customer-facing problem solving, new product / service development, value-oriented strategic partner selection and relationship building and five consecutive quarters of growth: Q1=4%; Q2=9%; Q3=8%; Q4=12%; Q1=12.84% all executed in a down-economic cycle. Participated in the Search and Selection of the leadership and technical solutions team. Participate with Sales Team and making business development pitches. Wide variety of action words Use figures to measure performance
Chronological ResumeEmployment section Work summary/ work experience Company Job title Location Time Measurable achievments Accomplishments on the job Action Words
Chronological ResumeEducation Institution Location Degree Type Academic Achievement Year of Graduation Extracurricular Work
Chronological Resume No personal information weight height marital status hobbies pictures References available upon request Separate from the Resume Reference list and including Names Addresses Phone numbers
Bad Chronological Resume
Functional / Skills Resume Objective - a must
What sort of position or area of specialization?
BE MINDFUL: *too narrow / too specific *too broad / too vague
What level of responsibility?
Most important skills needed for YOUR success?
Functional / Skills Resume Skills Section Skills needed for success in jobs:
Skills specific to the particular job
Functional / Skills ResumeSample
Tips on Improving Chronological Resume Professional resume writing services vs. Do it yourself? Career counselors Be honest Be positive Be short and simple Include numbers
Use short paragraphs
Adequate white space
2 fonts the most
Bold type and bullets - be mindful
Note Before interview After interview When someone helps in your job search Have in mind: Use formal salutation Be friendly Handwritten note is acceptable Sign the note Send 24-hours after meeting
The Internet and Your Resume Internet channels: Employer websites Industry websites Job boards Business networking sites
Electronic Format Resume No graphics No lines No variations of bold, italic or underlined fonts Preferable format – Times New Roman or Arial No tab indents No line or paragraph indents Keywords are a must in electronic and standard resumes!!! Occupational Outlook Handbook O*NET Dictionary of Occupational Titles Save as plain text or text only file
Your Blog and Portfolio The role of your blog
Include your resume
Include a point of contact
Include networking channels
Include your certifications and awards
Your Blog / Portfolio and online profile Share projects Work samples Presentations Art Design/Web Design creative Writing samples
Q & A Today the average job lasts 3.5 years, be visible!
Summary Action words and phrases – http://www.worksmart.ca.gov/tips_resume.html#actionWd Job objective vs. Executive summary – http://skorcareer.com.my/blog/do-i-write-an-executive-summary-or-an-objective-in-my-resume/2009/12/01/ Business networking websites – http://ceoworld.biz/ceo/2008/10/02/a-complete-list-of-business-networking-websites-for-ceo-and-entrepreneurs Electronic resumes – http://www.reslady.com/electronic.html