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  • 1. RESUMEWRITING
  • 2. Primary career marketing device
    Summary or synopsis of our career
    Our very own placement agency
    Important career document
    Our friend
    In our absence it speaks for us, explains our career progression, focuses on our areas of professional and personal strengths and sells us as the ideal person for the applied job.
    What is Resume?
  • 3. Resume is a chronicle of what we are, how we have performed, what are aspirations are and what we can achieve?
  • 4. What do you mean Bio-data, Resume and CV
    BIO-DATA:
    It contains all personal details of a person. Mainly used for matrimonial purpose.
    RESUME:
    Its French meaning “summary”. It is used at professional level, specially for fresher or having less experience. It is used for seeking employment in the private sector. It may begin with a statement about a personal goal, followed by a list of most significant accomplishment.
    CURRICULUM VITAE:
    Latin meaning “course of life”. It is also used at professional level but mainly by experienced ones. It is used for seeking positions in academic institutions. It includes complete and unembellished lists of data such as educational institutions attended, degrees received, positions held, professional affiliations, publications authored, etc.
  • 5. Needed in every professional field
    To win an invite to a job interview
    To support you during the interview
    Guide the interviewer towards those areas in which you are strong
    Purpose of writing Resume
  • 6. Fundamentals of a Well-Written Resume
    • Easy to read/understand = concise/clear
    • 7. Emphasizes business results/accomplishments
    • 8. Not about responsibilities
    • 9. Describes how the business benefited from your work
    • 10. Quantifiable results!
    • 11. Highlights accomplishments relevant to targeted job/career field
  • Resume Mistakes to Avoid
    Careless errors: grammar, spelling, format
    Inconsistent format
    Emphasis on Responsibilities instead of accomplishments results
    Time gaps
    Misrepresenting work/abilities
    Using too much jargon/technical language
    Forgetting to put signatures – shows negligence
  • 12. Identify the types of positions that interest you
    -Job postings, company website, trade magazines
    Identify skills that employers look for in this position
    -Stated requirements, skills, ‘candidate will possess…’
    Tailor resume with work experiences from your background to address those needs
    Put your resume into the best format
    Individualizing your resume
  • 13. Obtain an entry level position with an established company to be able to get a good learning experience for self and contribute to the organization’s purpose with challenging work opportunities.
    An entry level management position to effectively utilize the expertise in human relations, management or project management; marketing and self recruitment and retention.
    To obtain a challenging position that offers opportunity for high achievements, challenge and a good opportunity for growth.
    Examples of objective statement
  • 14. Name
    Address
    Telephone number
    Email address
    Objective
    Academic qualification
    Professional qualification
    Other skills/computer proficiency skills
    Work experience
    Resume format
  • 15. Resume format contd…
    Trainings attended/projects undertaken
    Conferences/seminars attended
    Research publications
    Awards & Achievements
    Extra-curricular activities
    Strengths
    Hobbies
    Personal details