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Resume ppt

  1. 1. Resume <ul><li>Summary of education, skills accomplishments, experience </li></ul><ul><li>Aim of the resume is to get an interview </li></ul><ul><li>A well-written resume single most important factor in getting job </li></ul><ul><li>Resume is a one-of-its-kind marketing communication </li></ul>
  2. 2. Resume <ul><li>Resume tool with a specific purpose-to win an interview </li></ul><ul><li>Great resume points out the benefits and advantages you bring to the firm </li></ul><ul><li>Whets the appetite, create interest </li></ul><ul><li>Is NOT a history of your past </li></ul>
  3. 3. How to knock the socks off a prospective employer <ul><li>Only one resume in 200 granted an interview </li></ul><ul><li>Resumes scanned quickly, not read </li></ul><ul><li>Review, summarize and present experiences and achievement on one page </li></ul><ul><li>Brief and concise </li></ul>
  4. 4. Cover Letter <ul><li>Effective resume has two sections </li></ul><ul><li>In the first, assertions about abilities, qualities and achievements </li></ul><ul><li>Write powerful, honest advertising copy </li></ul><ul><li>This is the covering letter </li></ul><ul><li>In the first paragraph, draw attention to key requirements, say you meet them </li></ul><ul><li>Middle portion summarises skills set, experience, attributes </li></ul>
  5. 5. Cover Letter <ul><li>Cover letter has four distinct functions </li></ul><ul><li>1. Tell the employer where you heard of the opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>2. Make a formal application. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Tell the employer something about your qualities and qualifications. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Ask for an interview. </li></ul><ul><li>Second section is evidence section </li></ul><ul><li>Provide evidence, list and describe jobs </li></ul><ul><li>This section is the C.V. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Curriculum Vitae <ul><li>Before preparing C.V. do self-assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Outline skills,abilities, extra-curricular activities </li></ul><ul><li>All contact information at the top of the resume. </li></ul><ul><li>Use a permanent address. </li></ul><ul><li>Use a permanent telephone number and include the area code. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Curriculum Vitae <ul><li>  Choose an e-mail address that sounds professional </li></ul><ul><li>Include web site address if the web page reflects your professional ambitions. </li></ul><ul><li>First major topic of resume should be the objective line </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrates your clarity of direction </li></ul><ul><li>Tells potential employers the sort of work you hope to do. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Career Objective <ul><li>Tailor your objective to each employer you target/every job you seek. </li></ul><ul><li>Be specific about the job you want </li></ul><ul><li>Here's how to write your objective </li></ul><ul><li>An xxx position in an organization where yyy and zzz would be needed (or, in an organization seeking yyy and zzz). </li></ul>
  9. 9. Career Objective <ul><li>Xxx is the name of the position you are applying for </li></ul><ul><li>Yyy and zzz are the most compelling qualities, abilities or achievements that make you stand out </li></ul><ul><li>Ex:- 1. To obtain an entry-level position within a financial institution requiring strong analytical and organizational skill. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Career Objective <ul><li>2. Vice president of marketing in an organization where a strong track record of expanding market share and internet savvy is needed. </li></ul><ul><li>3.Senior staff position with a bank that offers the opportunity to use my expertise in commercial real estate lending and strategic management. </li></ul><ul><li>4.An entry-level position in the hospitality industry where a background in advertising and public relations would be needed. </li></ul><ul><li>5.A position teaching English as a second language where a special ability to motivate and communicate effectively with students would be needed. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Resume <ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>New graduates list their educational information first. </li></ul><ul><li>Alumni list it after the work experience section. </li></ul><ul><li>most recent educational information is listed first. </li></ul><ul><li>Include your degree, major, institution attended, </li></ul><ul><li>university, GPA,academic honors </li></ul>
  12. 12. Resume <ul><li>Work Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Brief overview of work that has taught you skills </li></ul><ul><li>Use action words, reverse chronological order </li></ul><ul><li>Title of position, </li></ul><ul><li>Name of organization </li></ul><ul><li>Location of work (town, state) </li></ul><ul><li>Dates of employment </li></ul><ul><li>Describe work responsibilities with emphasis on specific skills and achievements. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Project Details <ul><li>While describing SIP, include the following </li></ul><ul><li>Company/ organisation where the project was undertaken </li></ul><ul><li>Aim/objective of the project </li></ul><ul><li>Which business functions, processes, concepts were used </li></ul><ul><li>Achievements and contribution to the company </li></ul>
  14. 14. Resume <ul><li>Other information </li></ul><ul><li>Key or special skills or competencies </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership experience in volunteer organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Participation in sports. </li></ul><ul><li>References </li></ul>
  15. 15. Resume Checkup <ul><li>Content: </li></ul><ul><li>Run a spell check </li></ul><ul><li>Get a friend to do a grammar review, proofread </li></ul><ul><li>Design: </li></ul><ul><li>Use white or off-white paper </li></ul><ul><li>Use 8-1/2- x 11-inch paper </li></ul><ul><li>Print on one side of the paper </li></ul><ul><li>Use a font size of 10 to 14 points </li></ul><ul><li>Use nondecorative typefaces </li></ul>
  16. 16. Resume Checkup <ul><li>Choose one typeface and stick to it. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid italics, script, and underlined words. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not use horizontal or vertical lines, graphics, or shading. </li></ul><ul><li>No abbreviations or acronyms </li></ul><ul><li>Do not fold or staple your resume. </li></ul><ul><li>If you must mail your resume, put it in a large envelope. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Guidelines for better presentation <ul><li>Simple clean structure. Very easy to read. Symmetrical. Balanced. Not crowded. </li></ul><ul><li>uniformity and consistency in the use of italics, capital letters, bullets, boldface, and underlining. </li></ul><ul><li>Absolute parallelism in design decisions. </li></ul><ul><li>There are absolutely no errors </li></ul>
  18. 18. Guidelines for better presentation <ul><li>All the basic, expected information is included </li></ul><ul><li>Jobs listed include a title, the name of the firm, the city and state of the firm, and the years. </li></ul><ul><li>It is targeted, It has focus. </li></ul><ul><li>Strengths are highlighted / weaknesses de-emphasized. </li></ul>
  19. 19. What Employers Want <ul><li>job candidates who have excellent </li></ul><ul><li>communication skills, good </li></ul><ul><li>grooming habits, and relevant work </li></ul><ul><li>experience. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Top 10 Qualities Employers Seek <ul><li>Top 10 Qualities Employers Seek </li></ul><ul><li>Communication skills (verbal and written) </li></ul><ul><li>Honesty/integrity </li></ul><ul><li>Teamwork skills (works well with others) </li></ul><ul><li>Interpersonal skills (relates well to others) </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation/initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Strong work ethic </li></ul><ul><li>Analytical skills </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility/adaptability </li></ul><ul><li>Computer skills </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational skills </li></ul>