Objective<br /> What position you will be interested in<br /> Why they should take a look at your resume<br /><ul><li> Keep it short and concise
Include the position you’ll apply for, the name of the employer, and something about yourself what makes you ideal for the job. </li></li></ul><li>=Example=<br />Objective<br />To obtain a position as an accountant with Company X in order to utilize my skills and education in finance<br />
Education<br />Degree, Major Expected June 2012<br /> National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan<br />★Spelloutthenamesofthedegreese.g.BA,M.Ed.,Ph.D., …<br /> Bachelor of Arts/Science<br />MasterofEducation<br /> Doctor of Philosophy<br />
=Example=<br />Education<br />Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Literature Expected June 2012National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan<br />
Work Experience<br />Position, mm/yyyy- mm/yyyy<br /> Employer, city, country<br />★Accomplishment-driven<br /> Accomplishments explain and enlarge tasks performed on the job<br /> Use $, number, % and demography to describe your role, accomplishments, and contribution <br />↑Month/ Year<br />List the most recent position first<br />↓<br />the oldest<br />
Work Experience<br />Position, mm/yyyy- mm/yyyy<br /> Employer, city, country<br />★Consider how you …<br /> made money for the organization<br /> saved money for the organization<br /> made things easier for the organization<br /> saved time for the organization<br />↑Month/ Year<br />
What are the responsibilities of an assistant?<br />
Step 1. Please check the list of action verbs. Step 2. Could you find any category of action verbs which is relating to the skills of an assistant? <br />Helping skills, Organizational and detail skills,<br />Research skills...<br />Possible action verbs are...<br />
=Example=<br />Work Experience<br />Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer 06/2008-12/2009Mark Products, Tainan, Taiwan● Coordinated and prioritized the daily activities of the chairman of the board● Performed administrative functions in support of CEO● Arranged and interacted in board of directors meetings● Established and maintained an in-depth file system<br />
=Example=<br />Action Verbs<br />Work Experience<br />Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer 06/2008-12/2009Mark Products, Tainan, Taiwan● Coordinatedand prioritized the daily activities of the chairman of the board● Performedadministrative functions in support of CEO● Arrangedand interacted in board of directors meetings● Established and maintained an in-depth file system<br />
QuantifyEmployers love numbers.Examples:• Increased sales by 50 percent over the previous year.• Produced total meal sales 20 percent higher than those of the other servers in the restaurant.• Supervised staff of 25.• Served a customer base of 150, the largest on firm's customer-service team.• Managed survey mail-out to 1,000 resident<br />
I am not experienced.What should I write? <br />
Here's a checklist with some select experience you may possess, but may have forgotten:<br />Technologically advanced equipment and tools<br /> Advanced writing courses<br /> Computer platforms, software, LAN/WAN capabilities<br /> Volunteer work, externship, and internship positions<br />
(Cont.)<br /><ul><li>Research or college projects (e.g., real or simulated marketing plan for a small business)
Transferable Skills<br />Communication: the skillful expression, transmission and interpretation of knowledge and ideas<br />e.g. Speaking effectively, writing concisely, listening attentively, facilitating group discussion, providing appropriate feedback, negotiating, persuading, reporting information, describing feelings, <br />
Transferable Skills (Cont.)<br />Research and Planning: the search for specific knowledge and they ability to conceptualize future needs and solutions for meeting those needs.<br />e.g. Forecasting, predicting, creating ideas, identifying problems, imaging alternatives, identifying resources, gathering information, solving problems, setting goals, defining needs, analyzing…<br />
Transferable Skills (Cont.)<br />Human Relations: the use of interpersonal skills for resolving conflict, relating to and helping people<br />e.g. Developing rapport, being sensitive, listening, conveying feelings, motivation, sharing credit, counseling, cooperating, representing others, perceiving feelings, situations<br />
Transferable Skills (Cont.)<br />Organization, Management and leadership: the ability to supervise, direct and guide individual the completion of tasks and fulfillment of goals.<br />e.g. Initiating new ideas, handling details, coordinating tasks, managing groups, delegating responsibility, teaching, coaching, counseling, promoting change, selling ideas or products, decision making with others, managing conflict<br />
Transferable Skills (Cont.)<br />Work Survival: the day-to-day skills that assist in promoting effective production and work satisfaction.<br />e.g. implementing decisions, cooperating, enforcing policies, being punctual, managing time, attending to detail, meeting goals, accepting responsibility, setting and meeting deadlines, organizing, making decisions<br />
References<br />Please put references on a separate sheet. <br />
Assignment: Resume DUE 3/23 or3/24 in Class<br />Write your first draft of resume and submit it next week in class. Please refer to my lectures of Week 3 and 4 and all of the supplement materials when constructing your first draft of resume. <br />★ Please type your resume and print on A4 size paper.<br />
“A cover letter introduces you and your resume to potential employers or organizations you seek to join (non-profits, educational institutions, etc). It is the first document an employer sees, so it is often the first impression you will make.” <br />Angie Olson, Allen Brizee, Purdue University<br />
why you are interested in it</li></li></ul><li>The Argument<br /><ul><li> To persuade your reader why you are a good fit for the company and the job.</li></li></ul><li>The Argument<br /><ul><li>Show your reader you possess the most important skills s/he seeks
Convince your reader that the company will benefit from hiring you
Include in each paragraph a strong reason why your employer should hire you and how they will benefit from the relationship.
Avoid explaining your entire resume but use your resume as a source of data to support your argument</li></li></ul><li>The Closing<br /><ul><li> Restate why you align with the organization's mission/goals.
Restate why your skills match the position requirements and how your experience will help the organization.
Inform your readers when you will contact them.
Thank your readers for their consideration.</li></li></ul><li>=Example=<br />The closing<br />I believe my coursework and work experience in electrical engineering will help your Baltimore division attain its goals, and I look forward to meeting with you to discuss the job position further. I will contact you before June 5th to discuss my application. If you wish to contact me, I may be reached at 765-555-6473, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your time and consideration.<br />