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Creating the Ultimate
Resume – 34 Epic Tips
                        From CashMoneyLife.com




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10-15 Seconds ~ That's all the
       Time You Have

S    Hiring managers often receive
     over 100 resumes per posted
     job

S    You need to make an
     immediate impression or your
     resume will end up in the trash!

S    Focus on clean and easy to
     read



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Make Your Resume Stand Out


S    Use clean and easy to read
     format

S    Highlight skills, talents, and
     accomplishments

S    Avoid colored paper and fonts




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Pay Attention to the Basics


                                                S     Use spell check.

                                                S     It doesn’t hurt to double-check
                                                      your grammar, write right?




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Define Your Job Objectives


S   What are your career goals?

S   Write it down – this keeps you
    focused




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Create a Master Resume


                                                        S      Write a Master Resume of
                                                               unlimited length

                                                        S      Use this as a starting point to
                                                               create future resumes




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Customize It:
           Two schools of thought

Unique resume for each               Unique resume for each
     application                            industry
S    Maximum customization           S   Custom resume for each type
                                         of job application
S    May be overkill when applying
     to multiple jobs                S   Ex: Create unique resume for
                                         each qualification:
                                         S Mechanical engineer
                                         S Project manager
                                         S Quality control


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Pay Attention to Resume
                Length

S    1-2 pages is key*

S    *some exceptions:
     S C-level jobs,
     S highly specialized jobs,
     S those which require more
          extensive documentation

S    Use your knowledge of industry as
     your guide


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Clean and                                                        Formatting tips:
Easy to                                                          S Bullets are preferable to

Read = A                                                               long text

                                                                 S Don’t get too creative
Winning                                                                with text/font

Formula                                                          S Be careful when
                                                                       adjusting borders

                                                                 S Visit our site to download
                                                                       a resume template.




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Give Your Resume a Distinct
           Title

Good:
     S Ryan_Guina_Project_Manager.pdf

Bad:
     S Resume.doc

Generic resumes end up in the round bin




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File Format ~ Does it Matter?


S    Yes! Always submit in requested
     format.
     S Most common formats are .doc
         or .pdf

S    When in doubt, ask!

S    For manual entries into employer
     database:
     S first copy/paste into text file
     S this strips formatting which can
        render your resume unreadable.


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Keep Track of Resumes You
          Send

                                               S     Organization is essential!

                                               S     You want the resume you submitted
                                                     in front of you during a phone
                                                     interview.

                                               S     Use a naming convention like:
                                                     S     Ryan_Guina_Project_Manager_Google.pdf
                                                           , or
                                                     S     Google_Ryan_Guina_Project_Manager.pdf




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Resume Content ~ This is
    Where the Magic Happens

S    Format, file type, & length are
     essential

S    But you still need to show of
     your skills, talents, and
     accomplishments!




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S Chronological Resume:
Chronological                                                          List jobs/accomplishments in
                                                                       reverse chronological order
vs                                                                     (most recent first).
                                                                       S   Most common format

Functional                                                       S Functional Resume: List
                                                                       Skills first, then jobs
vs                                                                     S   best for applicants who are
                                                                           changing industries, don’t
                                                                           have an extensive work
Hybrid                                                                     history, or have a long
                                                                           employment gap
                                                                           (unemployment, going back
                                                                           to school, etc.).

                                                                 S Hybrid Resume: List
                                                                       prominent skills
                                                                       first, followed by job history
                                                                       in reverse chronological
                                                                       order.

                                                                 S Different industries may
                                                                       support different formats –
                                                                       use your judgment!

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Use Keywords ~ But Don't
             Spam

S    Keywords trigger filters in
     automatic software

S    Use keywords in job description
     to increase chances of being
     called

S    Don’t over do it!

S    Don’t use keywords if you can’t
     back it up!


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Personal Information ~ Keep it
    Simple, Keep it Clean

          List essentials:                     Limit personal accounts:
S    Name, address, phone                      S   Only link to personal accounts if
     number, and e-mail address                    applicable:
                                                   S Personal
S    Use a professional e-mail:                       website, LinkedIn, online
     S    First.Last@gmail.com is preferable          portfolio
          to
     S    WyldPartyGurl32@hotmail.com
                                               S   Don’t let employers find
                                                   compromising info about you!




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Objective and Summary ~
           Less is More

                                   S   Objective? Yes, we know you want a job.
                                       S You can scrap the objective.

                                   S   Summary?
                                       S Only use it to show what you can offer the
                                             company, not to tell the company what you
                                             want from them.




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Education ~ Only List
                   Essentials

S    New graduates: Show
     everything about your college
     experience if it helps you case.
     S University, college
          major/minor, GPA, clubs, offi
          ces, scholarships, etc.

S    Experienced professionals
     S Limit education to highlights




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Skills, Certifications and
          Professional Affiliations

                                                        S      List applicable:
                                                               S language skills
                                                               S tech skills
                                                               S software or programming
                                                               S professional affiliations
                                                               S trade groups
                                                               S industry affiliations
                                                               S etc.




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Numbers Tell a Story


S    Quantify when possible.

S    Which has a larger impact?
     S    Saved company time and money by creating
          and implementing new widget production
          process
     S    Created new widget production process;
          reduced production time by 20% and saved $1
          million in production costs




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Use Acronyms Sparingly


                                            S     Write out first instance, then use
                                                  acronyms

                                            S     Ex:
                                                  S Project Management Professional
                                                           (PMP)
                                                  S Following instances can be written as
                                                           PMP




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Hobbies and Extracurricular
            Activities

S    Two sides: Some say never include, others say
     it’s OK

S    I say, “include if it helps set you apart from other
     applicants.”

S    Examples:
     S Being a Chess Grandmaster shows
        analytical thinking
     S Running a marathon shows endurance and
        good health
     S College athletics shows teamwork


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S Most hiring managers do an
                                                                  informal search on
Digital, Video                                                    applicants

                                                            S Make sure to impress them
, and Online                                                      with a solid portfolio.

Resumes ~                                                   S Consider:
                                                                  S LinkedIn
Another Way                                                       S Personal website
                                                                  S Online portfolio
to Excel                                                          S Video resumes
                                                                  S Other digital resumes
                                                                  S Want to learn more? Visit
                                                                       our 1,600+ word resource
                                                                       on creating a digital resume.


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Crowd-Source Within Your
      Professional Network

S    Show your resume to your
     professional network. They
     may:
     S Provide feedback
     S Offer tips and improvements
     S Show it to someone who is
          hiring

S    The more people who see your
     resume, the better!


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Putting it all Together


S Wait a minute, you said 34 tips and examples! Where are
     the rest?

S Find the full article at:
     S http://cashmoneylife.com/how-to-write-a-resume/




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Creating the Ultimate Resume - 34 Epic Tips & Examples

  • 1. Creating the Ultimate Resume – 34 Epic Tips From CashMoneyLife.com Read more: How to Write a Resume S © CashMoneyLife.com (except photos)
  • 2. 10-15 Seconds ~ That's all the Time You Have S Hiring managers often receive over 100 resumes per posted job S You need to make an immediate impression or your resume will end up in the trash! S Focus on clean and easy to read Read more: How to Write a Resume Photo credit: striatic © CashMoneyLife.com (except photos)
  • 3. Make Your Resume Stand Out S Use clean and easy to read format S Highlight skills, talents, and accomplishments S Avoid colored paper and fonts Read more: How to Write a Resume Photo credit: yonsterz © CashMoneyLife.com (except photos)
  • 4. Pay Attention to the Basics S Use spell check. S It doesn’t hurt to double-check your grammar, write right? Read more: How to Write a Resume Photo credit: Gamma Man © CashMoneyLife.com (except photos)
  • 5. Define Your Job Objectives S What are your career goals? S Write it down – this keeps you focused Read more: How to Write a Resume Photo credit: Dino8. © CashMoneyLife.com (except photos)
  • 6. Create a Master Resume S Write a Master Resume of unlimited length S Use this as a starting point to create future resumes Read more: How to Write a Resume Photo credit: Matt loves kicks © CashMoneyLife.com (except photos)
  • 7. Customize It: Two schools of thought Unique resume for each Unique resume for each application industry S Maximum customization S Custom resume for each type of job application S May be overkill when applying to multiple jobs S Ex: Create unique resume for each qualification: S Mechanical engineer S Project manager S Quality control Read more: How to Write a Resume © CashMoneyLife.com (except photos)
  • 8. Pay Attention to Resume Length S 1-2 pages is key* S *some exceptions: S C-level jobs, S highly specialized jobs, S those which require more extensive documentation S Use your knowledge of industry as your guide Read more: How to Write a Resume Photo credit: The CV Inn © CashMoneyLife.com (except photos)
  • 9. Clean and Formatting tips: Easy to S Bullets are preferable to Read = A long text S Don’t get too creative Winning with text/font Formula S Be careful when adjusting borders S Visit our site to download a resume template. Read more: How to Write a Resume Photo credit: MS Office Clip Art © CashMoneyLife.com (except photos)
  • 10. Give Your Resume a Distinct Title Good: S Ryan_Guina_Project_Manager.pdf Bad: S Resume.doc Generic resumes end up in the round bin Read more: How to Write a Resume Photo credit: MS Office Clip Art © CashMoneyLife.com (except photos)
  • 11. File Format ~ Does it Matter? S Yes! Always submit in requested format. S Most common formats are .doc or .pdf S When in doubt, ask! S For manual entries into employer database: S first copy/paste into text file S this strips formatting which can render your resume unreadable. Read more: How to Write a Resume Photo credit: CashMoneyLife.com © CashMoneyLife.com (except photos)
  • 12. Keep Track of Resumes You Send S Organization is essential! S You want the resume you submitted in front of you during a phone interview. S Use a naming convention like: S Ryan_Guina_Project_Manager_Google.pdf , or S Google_Ryan_Guina_Project_Manager.pdf Read more: How to Write a Resume Photo credit: bookgrl © CashMoneyLife.com (except photos)
  • 13. Resume Content ~ This is Where the Magic Happens S Format, file type, & length are essential S But you still need to show of your skills, talents, and accomplishments! Read more: How to Write a Resume Photo credit: SpreadTheMagic © CashMoneyLife.com (except photos)
  • 14. S Chronological Resume: Chronological List jobs/accomplishments in reverse chronological order vs (most recent first). S Most common format Functional S Functional Resume: List Skills first, then jobs vs S best for applicants who are changing industries, don’t have an extensive work Hybrid history, or have a long employment gap (unemployment, going back to school, etc.). S Hybrid Resume: List prominent skills first, followed by job history in reverse chronological order. S Different industries may support different formats – use your judgment! Read more: How to Write a Resume Photo credit: MS Office Clip Art © CashMoneyLife.com (except photos)
  • 15. Use Keywords ~ But Don't Spam S Keywords trigger filters in automatic software S Use keywords in job description to increase chances of being called S Don’t over do it! S Don’t use keywords if you can’t back it up! Read more: How to Write a Resume Photo credit: hegarty_david © CashMoneyLife.com (except photos)
  • 16. Personal Information ~ Keep it Simple, Keep it Clean List essentials: Limit personal accounts: S Name, address, phone S Only link to personal accounts if number, and e-mail address applicable: S Personal S Use a professional e-mail: website, LinkedIn, online S First.Last@gmail.com is preferable portfolio to S WyldPartyGurl32@hotmail.com S Don’t let employers find compromising info about you! Read more: How to Write a Resume © CashMoneyLife.com (except photos)
  • 17. Objective and Summary ~ Less is More S Objective? Yes, we know you want a job. S You can scrap the objective. S Summary? S Only use it to show what you can offer the company, not to tell the company what you want from them. Read more: How to Write a Resume Photo credit: MS Office Clip Art © CashMoneyLife.com (except photos)
  • 18. Education ~ Only List Essentials S New graduates: Show everything about your college experience if it helps you case. S University, college major/minor, GPA, clubs, offi ces, scholarships, etc. S Experienced professionals S Limit education to highlights Read more: How to Write a Resume Photo credit: MS Office Clip Art © CashMoneyLife.com (except photos)
  • 19. Skills, Certifications and Professional Affiliations S List applicable: S language skills S tech skills S software or programming S professional affiliations S trade groups S industry affiliations S etc. Read more: How to Write a Resume Photo credit: MS Office Clip Art © CashMoneyLife.com (except photos)
  • 20. Numbers Tell a Story S Quantify when possible. S Which has a larger impact? S Saved company time and money by creating and implementing new widget production process S Created new widget production process; reduced production time by 20% and saved $1 million in production costs Read more: How to Write a Resume Photo credit: MS Office Clip Art © CashMoneyLife.com (except photos)
  • 21. Use Acronyms Sparingly S Write out first instance, then use acronyms S Ex: S Project Management Professional (PMP) S Following instances can be written as PMP Read more: How to Write a Resume Photo credit: lobo235 © CashMoneyLife.com (except photos)
  • 22. Hobbies and Extracurricular Activities S Two sides: Some say never include, others say it’s OK S I say, “include if it helps set you apart from other applicants.” S Examples: S Being a Chess Grandmaster shows analytical thinking S Running a marathon shows endurance and good health S College athletics shows teamwork Read more: How to Write a Resume Photo credit: MS Office Clip Art © CashMoneyLife.com (except photos)
  • 23. S Most hiring managers do an informal search on Digital, Video applicants S Make sure to impress them , and Online with a solid portfolio. Resumes ~ S Consider: S LinkedIn Another Way S Personal website S Online portfolio to Excel S Video resumes S Other digital resumes S Want to learn more? Visit our 1,600+ word resource on creating a digital resume. Read more: How to Write a Resume Photo credit: MS Office Clip Art © CashMoneyLife.com (except photos)
  • 24. Crowd-Source Within Your Professional Network S Show your resume to your professional network. They may: S Provide feedback S Offer tips and improvements S Show it to someone who is hiring S The more people who see your resume, the better! Read more: How to Write a Resume Photo credit: MS Office Clip Art © CashMoneyLife.com (except photos)
  • 25. Putting it all Together S Wait a minute, you said 34 tips and examples! Where are the rest? S Find the full article at: S http://cashmoneylife.com/how-to-write-a-resume/ Read more: How to Write a Resume Photo credit: Dino8. © CashMoneyLife.com (except photos)
  • 26. Please Share This! S Please use this resource to help others improve their resume! S Feel free to post this slideshow wherever it may be helpful. Please share this S We only ask that you give credit and attribution where due. resource! Please leave all links and references as they are in this slideshow. S Thanks, and happy job hunting! Read more: How to Write a Resume Photo credit: MS Office Clip Art © CashMoneyLife.com (except photos)