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  • Key Concept: The facilitator should stress that the resume is highly personalized . There is no one correct way to organize a resume, and writers should never simply copy a resume format. Job applicants should think about what makes them qualified for the position they are seeking, and they should stress these qualifications throughout.
  • Key Concept: Like the activities and honors section of the resume, this section should be included only if the applicant has some significant skill in addition to those expected of the profession. If an applicant has a special skill, they can use this section to stand out from other applicants. Applicants should not include skills that are required or expected for applicants to have.
  • Review Definition of Tech Comm. Note that it does involve mainly business and scientific pursuits and forms. It can involve opinions, personal anecdotes, and feelings if they are warranted by audience and purpose, and if they are supported by relevant facts and reasoning. Style of Communication in other countries: have them open book to page 8: fair warnings. http://www.nafem.org/publications/archive/newsletter/9906/going_global.cfm
  • Review Definition of Tech Comm. Note that it does involve mainly business and scientific pursuits and forms. It can involve opinions, personal anecdotes, and feelings if they are warranted by audience and purpose, and if they are supported by relevant facts and reasoning. Style of Communication in other countries: have them open book to page 8: fair warnings. http://www.nafem.org/publications/archive/newsletter/9906/going_global.cfm
  • Review Definition of Tech Comm. Note that it does involve mainly business and scientific pursuits and forms. It can involve opinions, personal anecdotes, and feelings if they are warranted by audience and purpose, and if they are supported by relevant facts and reasoning. Style of Communication in other countries: have them open book to page 8: fair warnings. http://www.nafem.org/publications/archive/newsletter/9906/going_global.cfm
  • Review Definition of Tech Comm. Note that it does involve mainly business and scientific pursuits and forms. It can involve opinions, personal anecdotes, and feelings if they are warranted by audience and purpose, and if they are supported by relevant facts and reasoning. Style of Communication in other countries: have them open book to page 8: fair warnings. http://www.nafem.org/publications/archive/newsletter/9906/going_global.cfm
  • Review Definition of Tech Comm. Note that it does involve mainly business and scientific pursuits and forms. It can involve opinions, personal anecdotes, and feelings if they are warranted by audience and purpose, and if they are supported by relevant facts and reasoning. Style of Communication in other countries: have them open book to page 8: fair warnings. http://www.nafem.org/publications/archive/newsletter/9906/going_global.cfm
  • Review Definition of Tech Comm. Note that it does involve mainly business and scientific pursuits and forms. It can involve opinions, personal anecdotes, and feelings if they are warranted by audience and purpose, and if they are supported by relevant facts and reasoning. Style of Communication in other countries: have them open book to page 8: fair warnings. http://www.nafem.org/publications/archive/newsletter/9906/going_global.cfm
  • Review Definition of Tech Comm. Note that it does involve mainly business and scientific pursuits and forms. It can involve opinions, personal anecdotes, and feelings if they are warranted by audience and purpose, and if they are supported by relevant facts and reasoning. Style of Communication in other countries: have them open book to page 8: fair warnings. http://www.nafem.org/publications/archive/newsletter/9906/going_global.cfm
  • Review Definition of Tech Comm. Note that it does involve mainly business and scientific pursuits and forms. It can involve opinions, personal anecdotes, and feelings if they are warranted by audience and purpose, and if they are supported by relevant facts and reasoning. Style of Communication in other countries: have them open book to page 8: fair warnings. http://www.nafem.org/publications/archive/newsletter/9906/going_global.cfm
  • Review Definition of Tech Comm. Note that it does involve mainly business and scientific pursuits and forms. It can involve opinions, personal anecdotes, and feelings if they are warranted by audience and purpose, and if they are supported by relevant facts and reasoning. Style of Communication in other countries: have them open book to page 8: fair warnings. http://www.nafem.org/publications/archive/newsletter/9906/going_global.cfm

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  • Creating an Effective Resume and Cover Letter Career Essentials
  • What is a resume?
    • A resume is a personal summary of your professional history and qualifications. It includes information about your career goals, education, work experience, activities, honors, and any special skills you might have.
  • Specialized Skills
    • Include skills that make you unique, such as computer skills, foreign language skills, or military service.
    • Be specific in describing your special skills; name computer programs you know, how long you studied a foreign language, or your dates of military service.
  • Resume: Purpose
    • Summarize Experience and qualifications
    • Support the cover letter
    • Make an immediate impression of competency and “fit”
      • Research shows that personnel take 15-45 seconds to scan the resume and make an initial decision (Lannon 436)
  • Resume: Purpose
    • Make an immediate impression of competency and “fit”
      • Top 2 qualities looked for:
        • Communication skills
        • Honesty/Integrity
  • Resume: Overview of Content Elements
    • Contact info
    • Statement of objective
    • Education
    • Work Experience
    • Personal data (optional)
    • References or statement of ref.’s available upon request
  • Resume: Contact Info
    • Full name
    • Mail address with two letter state abbreviation
      • As needed include both home and school address
    • E-mail address
    • Phone Number
  • Resume: Statement of Objective
    • One study (1991): 88.5% of managers consider such a statement important (Markel 399)
    • Definition: In one sentence or phrase specify how you fit the company and/or the position
    • Statement should reflect your personal discipline and purpose
  • Resume: Education
    • Put in reverse chronology (most recent first)
    • Degree; institution; location of institution
    • Note rank if ranked in top 30% of class; note GPA if GPA above 3.0
    • Possibly indicate how much % of tuition you paid for by working while going to school
    • List some classes you elected to take that may be pertinent to the job you are applying for
    • See handout for for more specifics
  • Resume: Work Experience
    • Put in reverse chronology (most recent first)
    • Dates worked; organization’s name and location that you worked for; position
    • Work Details
      • What you worked on or with: documents, clients, skills, equipment, money and personnel
      • Emphasize results
      • Use action verbs to begin each work detail (see handout for list of them)
  • Resume: Personal Data (Interests)
    • Share interests relevant to position and that show initiative--especially:
      • Leadership skills
      • Volunteer work
  • Resume: Format conventions
    • 1” margins all around resume
    • Try to keep to one page
    • Must be error free (in terms of content, mechanics and grammar and spelling)
    • Use clear, specific language (nouns and verbs predominate) not generalizations or phrases of self-congratulation
    • Laser Printer output
    • Quality paper
    • Balanced appearance
    • Line spacing greater between chunks of info
    • 2nd/3rd lines of any one item need indentation
  • Resume Formats
    • Chronological
      • Lists relevent work experience by company/title in reverse order of when you performed the work
    • Functional
      • Arranges experience according to functional heading, such as Managerial, Purchasing, or Administrative
    • Combination
      • Mixes the two styles to highlight progressively complex duties under a functional heading
  • Cover Letter Guidelines
    • Qualities of a good cover letter
    • Anatomy of a good cover letter
    • Types of cover letters
  • Qualities of a Good Cover Letter
    • Professional, concise, and clear business letter-writing style
    • Employee-centered, not self-centered
    • Recipient’s name and title is correctly spelled
    • Error-free, clean, and visually attractive
    • Highlights skills, qualifications, and experiences most relevant to the position
    • No more than one page printed on quality stationery and envelopes
  • Anatomy of a Good Cover Letter
    • Opening paragraph
      • Identifies your purpose for writing and how you heard about position or company or who referred you.
    • Middle paragraph(s)
      • States reasons for wanting to work for this employer and your qualifications, skills, and experiences in relation to their needs.
    • Closing paragraph
      • Thanks recipient for their time, requests a meeting time, and informs them of how you intend to follow up.
  • Types of Cover Letters
    • Application
      • Used for positions that have been publicly advertised.
    • Prospecting
      • Used when contacting an organization that is not currently advertising.
    • Networking
      • Introduces you to a person who can assist you in your career field by providing information on that field and/or on specific opportunities.
  • THE RESUME
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  • Sample Resume
  • Sample Resume
  • Sample Resume
  • Sample Cover Letter
  • Sample Cover Letter
  • Good Luck