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  1. 1. Presented by <br />Sarah Murphy<br />Resume<br />1<br />
  2. 2. A Resume is a sales brochure that provides your best skills and qualities to an employer<br />A Resume Provides more detailed information than a job application<br />What Is A Resume?<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Resume Do's <br />Keep it to one page<br />When explaining skills, start each sentences or statement with a verb<br />Limit sentences or statements to 10-12 words<br />Use simple language <br />Be specific, give examples<br />Be honest<br />Proofread carefully<br />Choose quality paper (white, ivory, gray)<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Resume Don'ts<br />Do not write in paragraphs <br />Don’t list personal references<br />Don’t mention salary or wages<br />Avoid fancy type or hard to read styles<br />Do not use flashy paper<br />Don’t list your class rank or GPA if it is not something to be proud of<br />4<br />
  5. 5. Name <br />Address<br />Phone Number with area code<br />E-mail address (if you check it frequently and your e-mail address is appropriate)<br />Heading<br />5<br />
  6. 6. If you don’t choose an objective, the employer may not choose you<br />The objective is one sentence that tells the kind of work you are looking for <br />Do not be to general or specific<br />“To obtain a full-time position as am office assistant”<br />Objective<br />6<br />
  7. 7. List your most recent education first and work backwards<br />List school name, city-state address. Date of completion<br />List a few relevant courses which would interest an employer<br />List GPA if it is something you are proud of (3.0 or better)<br />Education<br />7<br />
  8. 8. You can list full-time, part-time, casual, civic, volunteer, or charitable work<br />Start with your most recent experience and work backwards<br />List the date of work, your job title, name of the company, and city-state address<br />List responsibilities, starting with verbs<br />Work Experience<br />8<br />
  9. 9. List skills you have developed <br />List software applications you have familiar with<br />Be specific<br />Skills listed should match job you are looking for in Objective<br />Skills <br />9<br />
  10. 10. List club and/or organizations you have been a member of <br />It is not necessary to list years of service <br />List awards you may have won<br />Extracurricular Activities<br />10<br />