Writing A Great Resume

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Writing A Great Resume

  1. 2. Future Pharmacist Association Presents
  2. 3. Writing a Great Resume <ul><li>By Dr.Sherif Elarabi </li></ul>
  3. 4. The Importance of writing a Great Resume <ul><li>most important tool for finding </li></ul><ul><li>and winning a great job. </li></ul><ul><li>highlights your qualifications. </li></ul><ul><li>describes what you can do and how well you can do. </li></ul><ul><li>It describes what makes you special . </li></ul><ul><li>gets you into the competition . </li></ul>
  4. 5. Creating a great resume simply requires <ul><li>1-careful preparation. </li></ul><ul><li>study the advert in depth. </li></ul><ul><li>Analyze the words, the order of sentences. </li></ul><ul><li>read between lines. </li></ul>
  5. 6. 2- attention to detail <ul><li>The quality of paper. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid spelling & grammatical errors. </li></ul><ul><li>Use one font & bold the headings. </li></ul><ul><li>Use strong words. </li></ul>
  6. 7. great resume can help you accomplish two important objectives: <ul><li>1-It enables you to make a great first impression. </li></ul><ul><li>2-it presents your work credentials so you can compete successfully for great jobs. </li></ul>
  7. 8. The three types of resumes: <ul><li>1- The chronological resume. </li></ul><ul><li>2- The functional resume. </li></ul><ul><li>3-The hybrid resume </li></ul>
  8. 9. 1- The chronological resume. <ul><li>it is the traditional most common one. </li></ul><ul><li>describes your work experience as history. </li></ul><ul><li>structured around dates, employers, and titles. </li></ul><ul><li>beginning with your most recent job. </li></ul><ul><li>It formats experience to be easily compared with job requirements. </li></ul>
  9. 10. 2- The functional resume <ul><li>a description of what you can do . </li></ul><ul><li>arranged according to how well you can do it . </li></ul><ul><li>Its organizing principle is your capabilities. </li></ul><ul><li>effective when you don’t have a long track of experience. </li></ul>
  10. 11. 3-The hybrid resume <ul><li>A combination of the chronological and functional resume. </li></ul><ul><li>A brief history of your work record. </li></ul><ul><li>A detailed description of your functional qualifications. </li></ul>
  11. 12. great resume has four main features: <ul><li>1- Great resume sells your successes. </li></ul><ul><li>highlighting your capabilities. </li></ul><ul><li>the best way to differentiate yourself. </li></ul><ul><li>2- A great resume tells the truth. </li></ul><ul><li>3-A great resume is error-free. </li></ul><ul><li>4-A great resume is clear and complete and concise. </li></ul>
  12. 13. The seven elements of complete and effective resume <ul><li>Contact information. </li></ul><ul><li>Objective. </li></ul><ul><li>Profile. </li></ul><ul><li>Experience. </li></ul><ul><li>Accomplishments. </li></ul><ul><li>Education. </li></ul><ul><li>Professional affiliations and awards. </li></ul>
  13. 14. 1- Contact information <ul><li>your name at the top of the first page. </li></ul><ul><li>your postal address. </li></ul><ul><li>Telephone number, and e-mail address. </li></ul>
  14. 15. 2- Objective <ul><li>Tells what kind of position you’re seeking. </li></ul><ul><li>helps you organize your resume. </li></ul><ul><li>single sentence, which generally runs about 20–30 words. </li></ul>
  15. 16. Organize your objective statement as follows: <ul><li>Description of your desired job. </li></ul><ul><li>The kind of organization for which you want to work. </li></ul><ul><li>The benefit you expect. </li></ul>
  16. 17. 3- Profile <ul><li>key skills, abilities, experience, and knowledge. </li></ul><ul><li>20- 30 words written in 3-5 bullets, descriptive phrases. </li></ul><ul><li>Use the same recruiters keywords to describe your qualifications. </li></ul>
  17. 18. 4-Experience <ul><li>a detailed description of your work credentials. </li></ul><ul><li>include information that supports your objective. </li></ul>
  18. 19. How to write your experience: <ul><li>1- state your employer,s name, location & date of employment. </li></ul><ul><li>followed by the title of the position you held. </li></ul><ul><li>2- use action verbs to describe your principal tasks in this position. </li></ul><ul><li>For ex. completed, directed, developed conducted. </li></ul><ul><li>3- Focus on activities that support your objective. </li></ul>
  19. 20. 5- Achievements <ul><li>presented as bullets in the experience section. </li></ul><ul><li>describing your on-the-job achievements in numbers. </li></ul>
  20. 21. 6- Education <ul><li>describe your educational credentials as follows: </li></ul><ul><li>The name of the degree(s) or certificate. </li></ul><ul><li>The specific field in which you majored. </li></ul><ul><li>The institution where you did your coursework . </li></ul><ul><li>The date your degree(s)/certificate(s) were awarded. </li></ul>
  21. 22. Education credentials list: <ul><li>List the education degrees you have earned. </li></ul><ul><li>List any certificates you have been awarded . </li></ul><ul><li>List major training programs you have completed . </li></ul><ul><li>List any educational course or training programs in </li></ul><ul><li>which you are currently enrolled. </li></ul>
  22. 23. 7 - Professional affiliations and awards <ul><li>cite the names of any professional societies or associations to which you belong. </li></ul><ul><li>any positions you have held . </li></ul><ul><li>presentations you have delivered. </li></ul><ul><li>articles you have authored for publication. </li></ul><ul><li>List any awards you have received from professional societies. </li></ul>
  23. 24. common misperceptions about writing a great resume: <ul><li>1- Resumes are easy to write and can be completed quickly . </li></ul><ul><li>writing an effective resume requires : </li></ul><ul><li>self-assessment . </li></ul><ul><li>careful preparation . </li></ul><ul><li>detailed execution. </li></ul>
  24. 25. 2- your resume need not be updated or tailored. <ul><li>update and refine it to reflect your growth and development in the workplace. </li></ul><ul><li>3- Page count doesn’t matter. </li></ul><ul><li>keep your resume to two pages, maximum. </li></ul>
  25. 26. 4- The best resume identifies your previous responsibilities . <ul><li>Employers are less interested in responsibilities than in work accomplished. </li></ul><ul><li>5- Your resume should include references and personal information. </li></ul><ul><li>there’s no reason to state“References available on request” </li></ul>
  26. 27. Thank You

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