Job Search 101: Résumé   How to look good       in print
Margot Carmichael Lester
Objectives• Understand the key elements  of a successful résumé• Learn a strategy for planning  and drafting your résumé
Résumé-writing is hard...   • Objective or no objective?   • One page or two?   • Work experience?But we can make it easier.
Gold Standards forRésumés • Uses a simple format    • Showcases relevant   & standard fonts          experience • Flows lo...
Use the required format  • Contact information  • Objective  • Education  • Work history  • Other experience  • Extra-curr...
TheTransition-Action-Details                        TM          Strategy
Transition         Action           Details      1.               2.               3.   Put position   Put overviews    Pu...
Evidence•Microsoft Certified Professional•Johnston Scholar•Valedictorian, East Bladen High
Explanations•Certified ScrumMaster: Coach and  process owner of 8-person software  development team•Proficient in QuickBoo...
Examples•Started recycling program that  reduced waste stream by 34%•Recovered $850 in past-due bills•Built database to ca...
How to put it all together• Work left to right across the rows,  making each row a section• Use a narrative style (sentenc...
Transition        Action            Details     1.               2.               3.  Assistant       Helped with      15 ...
Now you try it!
Questions?
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  • Job Search 101: Resume-writing

    1. 1. Job Search 101: Résumé How to look good in print
    2. 2. Margot Carmichael Lester
    3. 3. Objectives• Understand the key elements of a successful résumé• Learn a strategy for planning and drafting your résumé
    4. 4. Résumé-writing is hard... • Objective or no objective? • One page or two? • Work experience?But we can make it easier.
    5. 5. Gold Standards forRésumés • Uses a simple format • Showcases relevant & standard fonts experience • Flows logically • Uses appropriate jargon & key words • Outlines work history • Includes correct • Highlights results contact information
    6. 6. Use the required format • Contact information • Objective • Education • Work history • Other experience • Extra-curricular activities • Accolades
    7. 7. TheTransition-Action-Details TM Strategy
    8. 8. Transition Action Details 1. 2. 3. Put position Put overviews Put evidence,titles & dates in of your duties explanations & this column in this column examples in this column Download the packet: http://bit.ly/JobSearch101NCCU
    9. 9. Evidence•Microsoft Certified Professional•Johnston Scholar•Valedictorian, East Bladen High
    10. 10. Explanations•Certified ScrumMaster: Coach and process owner of 8-person software development team•Proficient in QuickBooks, the bookkeeping and tax preparation software
    11. 11. Examples•Started recycling program that reduced waste stream by 34%•Recovered $850 in past-due bills•Built database to capture sales activity
    12. 12. How to put it all together• Work left to right across the rows, making each row a section• Use a narrative style (sentences & paragraphs) or bullet points• Expand on the information in the organizer as needed
    13. 13. Transition Action Details 1. 2. 3. Assistant Helped with 15 employeesManager, H&M, training, 2012 scheduling and $200 sales at 2nd- performance highest grossing bonus store in NC Download the packet: http://bit.ly/JobSearch101NCCU
    14. 14. Now you try it!
    15. 15. Questions?
    16. 16. Margot Carmichael Lester

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