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Creating A Resume


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Creating A Resume

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  2. 2. <ul><li>While writing your resume, keep in mind that it is a recruiter or hiring manager’s first glance at your education and work experience.  Using an easy to read format and keeping it as short and sweet as you can without leaving out important information is key.  If a recruiter has 100+ resumes to review for one open position, some will be disregarded with not much more than a glance.  Make sure your’s is not one of them. </li></ul><ul><li>Here are some tips that will help when creating or updating your resume. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Contact Information <ul><li>Make sure the contact information at the top of your resume is current.  Be sure the phone numbers listed are accurate and have professional voicemail messages answering if you are away.  Make sure email address listed is professional.  List only name , address, applicable phone numbers and email address .  DO NOT list any other personal information, i.e. age, marital status, etc. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Common Content Heading <ul><li>Use headings to announce content to follow.  Use headings such as Objective, Education ,  Experience , Accomplishments  ,  and Associations. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Objective :  Keep it short and simple.  Tailor your objective to the specific job to which you are applying. </li></ul><ul><li>Education : If you are a new grad, list education first and include all rotations and related association participation. </li></ul><ul><li>If you have been in the work force for 10 or more years, list education toward the end of your resume and you can be a little less specific.  Still include rotations, etc., but leave off your GPA and extracurricular activities. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Experience :  Start with your current position and work your way back.  List a minimum of 3 related positions – try to go back 10 years.  Be sure to include job duties and accomplishments for each position.  Again, tailor your details to the job for which you are applying. </li></ul><ul><li>Accomplishments :  Potential employers are looking for people that will make a difference in their organization.  Make sure you use everything you know about the job you are applying for – take details from the job description – or your general knowledge of the type of position, and focus your previous accomplishments in those areas. </li></ul><ul><li>Associations :  As a pharmacy applicant, be sure to list all pharmacy related associations and your active participations in those associations.  Be sure to include any offices held and research or study activities in which you participated. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Resume Tips
  8. 8. <ul><li>• Be sure to use accurate dates of employment – do no inflate experience by lengthening time at any position.   </li></ul><ul><li>• Use bullet points to highlight position responsibilities instead of paragraphs. Bullet points make a neater looking resume and are less cumbersome to read than full paragraphs.   </li></ul><ul><li>• Do not list salary expectations on resume.   </li></ul><ul><li>• Do not list hobbies, unless they are directly related to the position for which you are applying </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>• Do not leave gaps in employment history. Fill any gaps with explanations, making sure to include volunteer work or association participation during that time period.   </li></ul><ul><li>• Try to keep your resume to 1-2 pages in length. Anything more is too time-consuming for the recruiter/hiring manager.   </li></ul><ul><li>• Have someone you know take a look. Use people you know that are in hiring positions, and see what they think of your resume. Take their constructive feedback and make changes if you feel they are warranted. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>• Use spell check. There is nothing worse than reviewing a resume with grammar and spelling errors. It shows a lack of attention to detail.   </li></ul><ul><li>• Use key words. Take words from the job description and use them in your resume.   </li></ul><ul><li>• Do no include a picture of yourself anywhere on your resume.   </li></ul><ul><li>• Do not list your age, marital status, # of children, religious affiliation, etc. Leave out all personal information. </li></ul>