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Class on resume creation taught at the West Haven Public Library in West Haven, CT.

Class on resume creation taught at the West Haven Public Library in West Haven, CT.

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    • Resume Creation West Haven Public Library www.westhavenpl.org http://www.careeronestop.org
    • When writing your resume, remember to:
      • Be truthful. State your abilities accurately.
      • Target your audience . Highlight skills and activities relevant to the job.
      • Keep it brief. Limit your resume to one or two pages, and use fewer words for scannability.
      • Write and rewrite. Plan to write several versions of your resume before it feels right.
      • Be professional. Print your resume on high-grade paper using a quality printer.
      • Be accurate. Proofread your resume (and have a friend do the same) for any errors.
      • Follow up.  Call or send a letter to the employer to restate your interest in the position.
    • When you’re done:
      • Print a copy of your final draft.
      • Save in multiple places.
      • Email a copy to yourself.
        • Plain text
        • Attachment
    • Resume Features
      • A career objective can focus you and help you write a tight resume. Each statement in your resume should reflect your objective.
      • Write a summary statement to show why you are the ideal candidate for your desired job. The summary statement is a place to highlight your past accomplishments. Emphasize the professional characteristics that make you stand out.
    • Resume Features
      • Contact information tells the employer who you are and how to contact you for additional information.
      • Education background shows your academic achievements and fields of study.
      • Include information on any licenses or certifications to indicate your specialized expertise in a particular field.
    • Resume Features
      • Your work experience tells the employer where you have worked and what you have done.
      • Your skills list shows what abilities you have related to your desired job.
    • Cover Letter
      • Heading and greeting Include the date, your name and your contact information. Address the letter to a specific name and/or title whenever possible.
      • Opening and introduction Explain who you are and your reason for writing, including how you found out about the position.
      • Body Sell yourself. Reveal why you are a perfect and unique match for the position. Explain why you have chosen the employer.
      • Assertive closing Politely take initiative toward further action and next contact.
    • Cover Letter
      • Be confident, positive, and focused
      • Be concise, accurate, and polite
      • Use short sentences.
      • Keep the letter to one page.
      • Proofread your letter thoroughly.
      • Thank the reader for his or her time.
      • Sign your cover letter — blue ink is best to show the letter is an original.
    • Icons
    • Microsoft Word
    • Type settings Print, Spell Check
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    • Word Resume Wizard
    • Word Resume Wizard
    • References:
      • http://www.careeronestop.org