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    • 7/27/2010
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      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
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    • 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
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      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
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    • Resume Basics and Types
      • Chronological
      • Functional / Skills
      • Combination
      • Curriculum Vitae
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    • Chronological Resume
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      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:
      • Accept supervision
      • Follow instructions
      • Meet deadlines
      • Punctual
      • Hard working
      • Productive
      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
      • Narrow columns
      • Top left
      • 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
      • Show expertise
      • Show knowledge
      • Current trends
      • Include your resume
      • Include a point of contact
      • Include networking channels
      • Include your certifications and awards
      • WordPress
      • Blogger
      • Typepad
      • Movable type
      • Expression Engine
    • 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
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