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Collateral Development Resume

  1. 1. 7/27/2010<br />1<br />Collateral Development – Resume Writing<br />Do Not Give a Reason to Get Your Resume Disposed!!! <br />
  2. 2. Learning objectives<br />How to write an effective resume <br />Tweak your resume for ultimate results<br />Write a thank you note<br />Resume forms on the internet <br />7/27/2010<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Agenda<br />What is it and why is it needed?<br />Resume basics and types<br />Chronological resume <br />Functional resume<br />Tips on improving your resume - details<br />Your thank you note <br />The internet and your resume<br />7/27/2010<br />3<br />
  4. 4. 7/27/2010<br />4<br />What is a resume and why is it needed or not?<br />What does it represent? <br />Who you are? <br />What are you seeking?<br />
  5. 5. Resume basics and types<br /><ul><li>Length – 2pages at the most
  6. 6. College graduates – 1 page
  7. 7. Errors – typographical, grammatical and punctuation
  8. 8. Appearanceand word processing
  9. 9. Photocopying and printing
  10. 10. Stress your accomplishments</li></ul>7/27/2010<br />5<br />
  11. 11. Resume Basics and Types<br /><ul><li>Chronological
  12. 12. Functional / Skills
  13. 13. Combination
  14. 14. Curriculum Vitae</li></ul>7/27/2010<br />6<br />
  15. 15. Chronological Resume<br />7/27/2010<br />7<br />No nick names<br />E-mail and a phone number is a must<br />No abbreviations in mailing address<br />Summary vs. job objective<br />Professional / work experience<br />Education<br />References upon request – not needed<br />
  16. 16. Chronological Resume Job objective versus executive summary<br />Ex. Looking for an Sales Position<br />Ex. Seeking to help an company manage, meet and exceed sales quotas, provide outstanding customer service and problem solving expertise <br />Ex. Looking for a position in sales offering competitive pay and self advancement<br />Objective<br />Lacks impact<br />Describes – skills, strengths and achievements, very compelling<br />
  17. 17. Chronological ResumeAction Words and Phrases<br />Summary: <br /> Degree: BS Management. Experienced Junior Executive experienced in Healthcare, IT / IS business practices, business management specific to: operations (four direct reports), consumer education / e-marketing, direct marketing, marketing message development, brand development, trade-show presence strategy and execution, team billable hour tracking, product development and pricing, new client proposal and RFQ leadership, customer-facing problem solving, new product / service development, value-oriented strategic partner selection and relationship building and five consecutive quarters of growth: Q1=4%; Q2=9%; Q3=8%; Q4=12%; Q1=12.84% all executed in a down-economic cycle. Participated in the Search and Selection of the leadership and technical solutions team. Participate with Sales Team and making business development pitches.<br />Wide variety of action words<br />Use figures to measure performance<br />
  18. 18. Chronological ResumeEmployment section<br />Work summary/ work experience<br />Company<br />Job title<br />Location<br />Time<br />Measurable achievments<br />Accomplishments on the job<br />Action Words<br />
  19. 19. Chronological ResumeEducation<br />Institution<br />Location<br />Degree Type<br />Academic Achievement<br />Year of Graduation<br />Extracurricular Work <br />
  20. 20. Chronological Resume<br />No personal information <br />weight <br />height<br />marital status<br />hobbies<br />pictures<br />References available upon request<br />Separate from the Resume Reference list and including<br />Names<br />Addresses<br />Phone numbers<br />
  21. 21. Bad Chronological Resume<br />
  22. 22. Functional / Skills Resume<br />Objective - a must<br /><ul><li>What sort of position or area of specialization?</li></ul>BE MINDFUL:<br />*too narrow / too specific<br />*too broad / too vague<br /><ul><li>What level of responsibility?
  23. 23. Most important skills needed for YOUR success?</li></li></ul><li>Functional / Skills Resume<br />Skills Section <br />Skills needed for success in jobs:<br /><ul><li>Accept supervision
  24. 24. Follow instructions
  25. 25. Meet deadlines
  26. 26. Punctual
  27. 27. Hard working
  28. 28. Productive</li></ul>Skills specific to the particular job<br />
  29. 29. Functional / Skills ResumeSample<br />
  30. 30. Tips on Improving Chronological Resume<br />Professional resume writing services vs. Do it yourself? <br />Career counselors<br />Be honest<br />Be positive<br />Be short and simple<br />Include numbers<br /><ul><li>Use short paragraphs
  31. 31. Narrow columns
  32. 32. Top left
  33. 33. Adequate white space
  34. 34. 2 fonts the most
  35. 35. Bold type and bullets - be mindful </li></li></ul><li>Note<br />Before interview<br />After interview<br />When someone helps in your job search<br />Have in mind:<br />Use formal salutation<br />Be friendly<br />Handwritten note is acceptable<br />Sign the note<br />Send 24-hours after meeting<br />
  36. 36. The Internet and Your Resume<br />Internet channels:<br />Employer websites<br />Industry websites<br />Job boards<br />Business networking sites <br />
  37. 37. Electronic Format Resume<br />No graphics<br />No lines<br />No variations of bold, italic or underlined fonts<br />Preferable format – Times New Roman or Arial<br />No tab indents<br />No line or paragraph indents <br />Keywords are a must in electronic and standard resumes!!!<br />Occupational Outlook Handbook<br />O*NET Dictionary of Occupational Titles<br />Save as plain text or text only file<br />
  38. 38. Your Blog and Portfolio<br />The role of your blog<br /><ul><li>Show expertise
  39. 39. Show knowledge
  40. 40. Current trends
  41. 41. Include your resume
  42. 42. Include a point of contact
  43. 43. Include networking channels
  44. 44. Include your certifications and awards
  45. 45. WordPress
  46. 46. Blogger
  47. 47. Typepad
  48. 48. Movable type
  49. 49. Expression Engine </li></li></ul><li>Your Blog / Portfolio and online profile<br />Share projects<br />Work samples<br />Presentations<br />Art<br />Design/Web Design creative<br />Writing samples<br />
  50. 50. Q & A<br />Today the average job lasts 3.5 years, be visible!<br />
  51. 51. Summary<br />Action words and phrases –<br />http://www.worksmart.ca.gov/tips_resume.html#actionWd<br />Job objective vs. Executive summary –<br />http://skorcareer.com.my/blog/do-i-write-an-executive-summary-or-an-objective-in-my-resume/2009/12/01/<br />Business networking websites – <br />http://ceoworld.biz/ceo/2008/10/02/a-complete-list-of-business-networking-websites-for-ceo-and-entrepreneurs<br />Electronic resumes – <br />http://www.reslady.com/electronic.html<br />
  52. 52. 7/27/2010<br />25<br />

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