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Resumes 101 athens state jan28

Resume 101 with a Bonus on Cover Letters for Athens State University

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Resumes 101 athens state jan28

  1. 1. Resume 101 Athens State Career Development Center
  2. 2. Seminar Outline  The purpose of a resume  How to format a resume  What your resume needs to include  What not to include on a resume  Best practices for getting your resume noticed by employers  BONUS!- Cover Letters
  3. 3. Purpose  A resume is a marketing tool
  4. 4. Purpose
  5. 5. Purpose  A resume is a marketing tool  The goal is to get you an interview
  6. 6. What to Include  Contact Information  Objective vs. Summary of Qualifications “Preparing Your Resume” Handout page 1 & 2
  7. 7. Objective “Seeking a position in Human Resources where I can utilize my knowledge and expertise in the field.”
  8. 8. Summary of Qualifications “Results-oriented Human Resource Management Professional with 7+ years extensive experience handling full spectrum of human resource functions in a manufacturing and distribution environment. Strong knowledge of principles and procedures for recruitment process, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and business and management principles. Highly effective communicator capable of building strategic partnerships and relations at all organizational levels. Adept in developing guidelines and effective processes through proven analytical and problem resolution abilities.”
  9. 9. What to Include  Contact Information  Objective vs. Summary of Qualifications  Education / Training  Work History “Preparing Your Resume” Handout page 2 & 3
  10. 10. Formatting- Chronological
  11. 11. Formatting- Functional Source: AIDT Interview T.I.P.S.
  12. 12. What not to include  Ask yourself 2 questions: 1. Is it job related? 2. Does it answer for the employer, “Why would I want to hire him or her?”  Most likely, these things are “no” to the two questions:     Hobbies Picture Objectives Color, word art or unusual fonts
  13. 13. Best Practices  Handout for submitting online  Make sure formatting remains- PDF your file  Save as your First_Last Name, as it would appear on your contact information of your resume  Customize for the job opening
  14. 14. Customize to the Job Posting
  15. 15. Cover Letters  First Paragraph: How you found out about the opening and why you are interested  2nd Paragraph: Why you are uniquely qualified for the role.  Focus on stating things that may not be easily captured in your resume  Take the qualifications for the job and map them to yours  Close: How you will follow up with them
  16. 16. Questions? Today’s Presentation Materials are posted on: http://www.slideshare.net/HorizonPoint Contact: Mary Ila Ward, Horizon Point Consulting, Inc. miw@horizonpointconsulting.com www.horizonpointconsulting.com

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