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Resume & letter covering

  1. 1. Resume & Cover Letter
  2. 3. Your Resume Is The Road To Success…. <ul><li>How to Prepare an Effective Resume???? </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>A Resume is a written document that lists your work experience, skills and educational background. The resume is comparable to a Curriculum Vitae (CV) in many countries. Resumes can be used for a variety of reasons but most often to secure new employment. A typical resume contains a summary of relevant job experience and education. In Simple Words, Resume is a document that enlists Applicants Name, Training & Experience for the purpose of securing a job. </li></ul>
  4. 5. The Content Of Your Resume Name, Address, Telephone Number, E-Mail Address All your contact information should go at the top of your Resume <ul><li>Avoid nicknames. </li></ul><ul><li>Use a permanent address. Use your parents' address, a friend's address, or the address you plan to use after graduation. </li></ul><ul><li>Use a permanent telephone number and include the area code. If you have an answering machine, record a neutral greeting. </li></ul><ul><li>Add your e-mail address. Many employers will find it useful. (Note: Choose an e-mail address that sounds professional.) </li></ul>
  5. 6. Important Preliminary Steps <ul><li>Self-Assess : What are your skills, interests, values? </li></ul><ul><li>Identify Specific Career Fields of Interest: Which are a good fit for you? </li></ul><ul><li>Research the career fields: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify the specific language of the fields </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify the skills of the fields like Job specific skills </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. Types Of Resume Functional Chronological Combination Resume
  7. 8. Picking A Resume Style Which Best Presents Your Qualifications <ul><li>Chronological: Represents your experience in a date order with the most recent/relevant experience first. </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>2. Functional : Emphasizes qualifications according to categories using job-related skills. Work experience is placed under different skill categories, not under specific positions. </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>3. Combination : </li></ul><ul><li>Mixes both Chronological and Functional. </li></ul>
  10. 11. Now What Is The Difference Between Resume & Curriculum Vitae???
  11. 14. Cover Letter
  12. 15. Meaning <ul><li>A Cover Letter is a letter of introduction that attached to another document such as Resume or Curriculum Vitae. A cover letter is also called Covering Letter, Motivation Letter, Motivational Letter or Letter of Motivation. </li></ul>
  13. 16. Cover Letter Format
  14. 17. Importance Of An Cover Letter <ul><li>Don’t Neglect How Important It Is!!!! </li></ul><ul><li>The importance of an accompanying cover letter is often overlooked. It is all very well to have a brilliant CV but if it is not complemented by cover letter, which adds a personal touch to a very factual document, you will be letting both yourself & your application down. Your cover letter should be an extension of your Resume or CV. </li></ul>
  15. 18. <ul><li>For Example… </li></ul><ul><li>It is like you are going to abroad and forgetting to pack your passport. So Cover letter with your CV or Resume as important as passport to go to abroad. </li></ul>
  16. 19. Reasons To Use Cover Letter <ul><li>A cover letter introduces you as an individual and provides you with an opportunity to present your character & personality to a prospective employer before speaking with them. </li></ul><ul><li>It provides you with an opportunity to expand on the information provided in your CV or Resume. </li></ul>
  17. 20. Continue… <ul><li>It shows that you are serious about the opportunity. </li></ul><ul><li>It demonstrates good communication skills. </li></ul><ul><li>If done properly, it can set you apart from other applicants & increase your chances of being invited to interview. </li></ul><ul><li>It provides you with a further chance to sell yourself. </li></ul>
  18. 21. Value Of A Cover Letter <ul><li>Most people spend many hours constructing their CV. It is surprising that how many of these people overlook the importance of the document that should accompany & introduce their CV, i.e. Cover letter. </li></ul><ul><li>In the Current market that is becoming more competitive, neglecting to include a cover letter is a big mistake . </li></ul>
  19. 22. Marks Of Good Cover Letter <ul><li>Personalize your letter. </li></ul><ul><li>Well laid out & constructed. </li></ul><ul><li>Address the criteria that the position advertises. </li></ul><ul><li>Show interest for the company and the role. </li></ul><ul><li>Reason for writing. </li></ul><ul><li>Let your cover letter help you stand out. </li></ul>
  20. 23. Mistakes That Must Be Avoided <ul><li>As with a CV, your cover letter must be double or triple checked to ensure there are no spelling or grammatical mistakes. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid sending a letter that looks like it has been mass mailed. This will angry a prospective employer. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not apply for a role that you are clearly unqualified for or you have little knowledge of that role. </li></ul>
  21. 24. Any Queries????
  22. 25. Presented By: Rauneet Chopra