Creating a résumé


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Creating a résumé

  1. 1. Creating a Résumé Business Technology
  2. 2. What is a résumé? A form, usually 1-2 pages in length, that organizes all the facts about an applicant related to the job he or she is seeking.
  3. 3. Why do I need a résumé? To highlight your skills, experiences, and qualities To get an interview To appear professional and organized To have an advantage over other applicants
  4. 4. Where do I start? Uncover your skills, abilities, and special talents Ask yourself:  What am I good at?  What do I like to do?  What are my good qualities? Refer to pages 2-6 in The Resume Workbook
  5. 5. Step 2: Choose a Job Objective What is an objective?  A statement that answers the question What is the purpose of this résumé? An objective can be vague or specific.  Vague: To obtain a position as a nurse at a hospital in Southwest Missouri  Specific: To obtain a position as a full-time nurse in the Pediatrics unit at St. John’s Hospital. Refer to page 7 in The Resume Workbook
  6. 6. Step 3: Learn the Requirements of That Job What education is required for this job? What skills are needed for this job? What experience is needed for this job? Refer to page 8 of The Resume Workbook
  7. 7. Step 4: List Your Related Skills and Abilities Review all of your skills and abilities you listed ( pages 3- 6 in The Résumé Workbook) Decide which ones are most related to the skills and abilities needed for the job you are applying for Now… Turn to page 10 in The Résumé Workbook
  8. 8. Step 5: Write One- Liners What is a one-liner?  A one-line sentence describing how you have already used the skills and abilities that are needed for the job you are applying for How do I write a one-liner?  Always begin with an action verb  Assisted students with homework and class work  I helped kids with their homework Pages 11-14 in The Résumé Workbook
  9. 9. Step 6 : List your work history Make a list of any work you’ve done or jobs you’ve held. List most recent work first. Include all work experience – even if you didn’t get paid for it or if it was short term. Now you do it… Pages 15-16
  10. 10. Step 7: List your Education and Training Include:  High School, city, state, and graduation year  Any courses that could be related to your career  Any special training you have received  CPR  GPA – but only if it is 3.0 or higher  Leadership positions: club officer positions, etc. Put it to use… Pages 17-18
  11. 11. Step 8: Summarize your key points Make a list of key points that your future employer may want to know about you.  Are you qualified for the job?  Will you be a good fit for the job? Keep it to one-line for each piece of information Make sure your statements are related to your job objective and is supported by what you say in the Skills and Work History section
  12. 12. Step 9: Assemble your résumé Put it all together! Follow the steps on page 20 to complete pages 21 & 22
  13. 13. Step 10: Produce a Final One-Page Résumé Refer to other résumés as a guide (pages 24-28) Make your name the 1st thing you notice on the page Limit white space Be creative! Proofread, Proofread, Proofread! Have someone else look at it
  14. 14. Reflection What have you learned about résumés? How will this information help you in the future? What do you like about your résumé? What would you change about your résumé? Use page 29 to write your Reflection