Resume strategies

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Resume strategies

  1. 1. RESUME STRATEGIES <ul><li>#1: Should be a sales document </li></ul><ul><li>Should not be just a historical outline </li></ul><ul><li>#2: SELL IT : </li></ul><ul><li>Describe Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Include Results </li></ul><ul><li>Detail how you benefited your employer, department, team members, and so on </li></ul>
  2. 2. RESUME STRETAGIES <ul><li>#3: ALWAYS USE KEYWORDS (BUZZWORDS) </li></ul><ul><li>Phrases and words that are specific to the industry that you are trying to get a job in </li></ul><ul><li>Electronically scanned resumes NEED keywords (handout) </li></ul><ul><li>www.wordsmyth.net - tool to get keywords </li></ul>
  3. 3. RESUME STARTEGIES <ul><li>#4 MAKE IT AN EASY READ FOR EMPLOYERS </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminate confusion by being consistent </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure that your greatest “selling pts” are displayed prominently and not buried in the resume </li></ul>
  4. 4. RESUME STRATEGIES <ul><li>#5: ALWAYS REMAIN IN THE REALM OF REALITY! </li></ul><ul><li>You don’t want to be in a position where you are going to have to defend yourself </li></ul>
  5. 5. RESUME STRATEGIES <ul><li>#6: USE ACTION WORDS </li></ul><ul><li>Stay away from “duties included” and “responsible for.” </li></ul><ul><li>#7: WRITING STYLE </li></ul><ul><li>Always write in the first person </li></ul><ul><li>Drop the word “I” </li></ul>
  6. 6. RESUME STRATEGIES

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