Creating a resume that stands out

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Creating a resume that stands out

  1. 1. Creating A Resume That Stands OutMarch 24, 2011
  2. 2. Darla MayseSourcing and Recruitment Marketing Specialist sodexoUSA.com
  3. 3. Creating A Resume That Stands OutThe Purpose of a Resume "The resume is the tool that you need to obtain an interview. Once you have been selected to be interviewed, its up to you to make the right impression by being able to best articulate your skills relative to the job." Karen Graham, Sodexo Sr. Recruiter 4
  4. 4. Creating A Resume That Stands OutHow do I get started?  Know what you want in a career  Collect Information  Think in terms of accomplishments when preparing your resume  Read and Understand the requirements of the job. Speak the lingo.  Develop a professional profile or skills summary rather than an objective 5
  5. 5. Creating A Resume That Stands OutThe Importance of Keywords “These days, the job market is flooded with candidates. So, to stand out in a crowd, job seekers have to be as informed about the jobs they apply for as a consumer who is purchasing a new car. Just as a car buyer knows to talk about all of the vehicle options they desire, a job candidate must be able to speak the language of a company’s recruiters.” Derren Thompson, Manager Diversity Recruitment 6
  6. 6. Creating A Resume That Stands OutMarch 24, 2011
  7. 7. Creating A Resume That Stands OutDo…  Provide up to date and professional contact information  Make your resume visually appealing and easy to read  Keep your resume brief and concise  Include strong action verbs and key terms  Include internships, volunteer work and any involvement in student or professional associations to highlight your skills  Make your resume interesting 8
  8. 8. Creating A Resume That Stands OutMarch 24, 2011
  9. 9. Creating A Resume That Stands OutDon’t…  Don’t write job descriptions  Don’t exaggerate your qualifications  Don’t make spelling, punctuation or grammatical errors.  Don’t use texting language, acronyms or abbreviations.  Dont use personal pronouns (I, my, me) in a resume.  Don’t have any unreasonable expectations of what a resume can do. 10
  10. 10. Creating A Resume That Stands OutQuestions Questions?????? 11
  11. 11. Creating A Resume That Stands OutResources  Sodexo Careers Blog - http://www.sodexocareersblog.com/2010/08/ho w-to-stand-out-in-crowd-use- keywords.html#uds-search-results  Wikihow.com - http://www.wikihow.com/Make- a-Resume  MSN Careers/CareerBuilder - http://msn.careerbuilder.com/MSN/Category.as px?categoryid=CL 12

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