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14 resume writing

  1. 1. RESUME  Resume is summary of your educational qualification details  It highlights your skills and experience relevant to the field  It highlights your objective and accomplishments  Its purpose is to get you an Interview call  A resume should reflect more than just work experience  It should consider your extracurricular, and leadership qualities  There are different examples of resumes available on net.
  2. 2. TYPES OF RESUMES  Chronological resumes  Functional resume  Combination resumes  Curriculum vitae (CVs)  Online Resumes
  3. 3. Occupational Resumes • Administrative Assistant Resume • Business Analyst Resume • Insurance Manager Resume • Sales Agricultural Resume • Bank Manager Resumes • Sales Retail Resume
  4. 4. • Commodity Specialist Resume • Accountant Resume • Tax Accountant Resume • General Laborer Resumes • Elementary Teacher Resume
  5. 5. Chronological Resume • Key components of Chronological Resume  Identification  Job Objective  Key Accomplishments  Education  Professional Experience  Affiliations/Interests  References
  6. 6. Functional Resume • Key notes for Functional Resume  Should include personal details like name address.  Objective describing position you seek.  Profile giving summary of your talents and experience.  Experience listing your position, employer and dates.  Education details and Training Undergone.  Lastly Awards and Recognition received.
  7. 7. Combination Resume • The hybrid resume balances the functional and chronological approaches  It starts with skills, accomplishments, and qualifications of the job applicant.  Second page is reverse chronological ordering of your work experience.  This format allows the reader to first match your qualification against job opening.  It showcases your work experiences in the most marketable fashion.  It highlights your both job skills and accomplishments.
  8. 8. Layout of Combination resume should include Name / Contact Information Education Honors / Certifications / Licenses Held Careers Skills / Knowledge Career Achievements Work Experience
  9. 9. Curriculum Vitae • A curriculum vitae (CV) provides an overview of a person's experience and other qualifications.  It is typically used to screen applicants, often followed by an interview.  an outline of a person's educational and professional history.  A CV is the most flexible and convenient way to make applications.  It is an application form is designed to bring out the essential information and personal qualities that the employer requires.
  10. 10. Information a CV should include  Personal details  Education and qualifications  Work experience  Interests and achievements  Skills  References
  11. 11. Online Resume • Benefits of online resume. • You can submit your resume on any online job portal website which will manage your resume and make it visible to employers. • You can update your resume online anytime and anywhere. • Add your "resume page address" into your e-mail's signature. • Attach files such as Certificates, Word documents, PDF, and databases. • Add up to 5 different photos. • Very easy-to-use and it is Free.
  12. 12. Types of Online Resumes • Career Change Resume • Entry Level Experience Resume • Nurse Resume • Public Information Director Resume • Quality Review Auditor Resume • Writer Resume • Dispatcher Resume
  13. 13. RESUME WRITING TIPS • List your technical knowledge first, in an organized way. • List your qualifications in order of relevance, from most to least. • Quantify your experience wherever possible. • Begin sentences with action verbs. • Highlighting all of your strengths. • Be concise resumes reflecting five years or less experience should fit on one page • Omit needless items. • Have a trusted friend review your resume. • Proofread. Be sure to catch all spelling errors, grammatical weaknesses.
  14. 14. Steps in Resume Writing • List your activities • Write about activities • Pick items to highlight • Create resume sections • Format your resume • Study Resume Examples
  15. 15. RESUME DON’TS • Don't title your resume as Resume and start with your full name. • Don’t mail or fax if email is an option. • Don't go over one page. • Don't use fancy fonts. • Don’t use personal pronouns "I", "my" or "me". • Don't use passive words. • Don’t use colorful paper – white, buff or beige is standard. • Don’t include a picture or other artwork. • Don’t say you were laid off or fired from your last position. • Don’t include “references available upon requests.” If they want them they will ask.
  16. 16. RESUME DO’S • Do send your resume with a cover letter. • Do strive to make a good impression. • Do make your resume clear, concise and easy to read. • Do use BOLD or Underline for section headings. • Do emphasize your strongest qualifications. • Focus on accomplishments, skills, and results. • Do print your resume on high quality 8 ½ by 11 paper. • Give contact info like home and office telephone numbers. • Create a resume tailored to the job you are after. • Do keep your resume up-to-date.
  17. 17. REFERENCES • Resume Sample • Resume Cover Letters