How to Create and Improve Resume Writing Skills

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How to Create and Improve Resume Writing Skills: University Students : 

How to Create and Improve Resume Writing Skills: University Students

Overview: : 

Overview: What is a Resume? Difference between Resume and CV. Top 5: Mistakes Students make in Resume/CV Writing. Way to improve and Perfect Resume writing skills. Conclusion, Class Activity (Winners receive treats).

What is a Resume? : 

What is a Resume? Marketing tool used by individuals to secure a new job, a promotion, or an increase in salary. A typical resume contains a summary of relevant job experience and education . Viewed as the single most important vehicle to securing your next job, or it may be viewed as an unnecessary nuisance. Is a professional introduction meant to encourage a one-on-one interview situation - the opportunity for communication that can lead to a job offer.

What is a Resume? : 

What is a Resume? It is a rare candidate who is hired by his or her resume alone. It is just as rare to be offered an interview without one. A resume is often the first line of contact. It establishes a first impression of a potential job candidate's skills, background and hiring value. If written well, this impression can be a positive one.

A great resume does what all good marketing pieces do: it sells the "consumer" (the potential employer or hiring manager) on the "product" (you). : 

A great resume does what all good marketing pieces do: it sells the "consumer" (the potential employer or hiring manager) on the "product" (you). The product you are "selling" is you, and the "customer," who has unique needs and interests, needs to be sold on the fact that you have what it takes to get the job done and to meet the needs of the position. He or she is going to want to know how you are going to solve his or her problems, and he or she is going to give your resume about 15 seconds, or less, to sell this. Before giving it a potential "yes" or "no" response.

Curriculum Vitae vs. Resume? : 

Curriculum Vitae vs. Resume? Resume Curriculum Vitae A resume is a one or two page summary of your skills, experience and education. A resume is brief and concise. A Curriculum Vitae includes a summary of your educational and academic backgrounds as well as teaching and research experience, publications, presentations, awards, affiliations, etc. Europe, the Middle East, Africa, or Asia, employers may expect to receive a curriculum vitae.

Resume Writing - What Are The Mistakes to Avoid? : 

Resume Writing - What Are The Mistakes to Avoid? Getting a job may not be easy. There may be different preferences of people when it comes to how they write their resumes. But, all in all, most agree that there are certain mistakes that should be avoided.

Top 5: Mistakes Students make in Resume/CV Writing : 

Top 5: Mistakes Students make in Resume/CV Writing Resume lacks focus. A sharp focus is an extremely important resume element. Given that employers screen resumes for between 2.5 and 20 seconds, a resume should show the employer at a glance what you want to do and what you're good at. Resume is duties-driven instead of accomplishments-driven. Resumes should consist primarily of high-impact accomplishments statements that sell the job-seeker's qualifications as the best candidate. Never use expressions such as "Duties included," "Responsibilities included," or "Responsible for." That's job-description language, not accomplishments-oriented resume language that sells.

Top 5: Mistakes Students make in Resume/CV Writing : 

Top 5: Mistakes Students make in Resume/CV Writing 3. Resume is not bulleted. Use a bulleted style to make your resume more reader-friendly. Highest ranked preference by employers, and density of type (paragraphs rather than bullet points) was ranked highly as a factor that would inspire employers to discard a resume. 4. Resume lacks keywords. If you apply for a job with a company that searches databases for keywords, and your resume doesn't have the keywords the company seeks for the person who fills that job, you are pretty much dead in the water. A employer requires the use of keywords in your resume so he can pick you off that clean track.

Top 5: Mistakes Students make in Resume/CV Writing : 

Top 5: Mistakes Students make in Resume/CV Writing 5. Don’t use MS Word Templates. Most University students are taught to about MS office and for a easy way out of things create their 1st resume for that 1st job from MS Word and are instantly recognizable to employers as such. There's nothing wrong with that except that employers have seen a million of them, so they don't stand out, so the employer immediately senses a certain lack of imagination in the students mind which for him/her isn't such a good 1st approach. Therefore be creative, go online and look for new styles or just use that mind of yours and think of something new.

Way to improve and Perfect Resume writing skills. : 

Way to improve and Perfect Resume writing skills. Read between the lines: When Students searching for their 1st jobs they should keep in mind to also customize their resume to match the stated requirements of the job so it will not be misleading. Make sure that the wording and sequence of points in your resume reflect and address the organization to which your applying for.

Way to improve and Perfect Resume writing skills. : 

Way to improve and Perfect Resume writing skills. Make Sure It Looks Good Use a crisp, clean, simple presentation format for a professional looking resume. Just a bit of simple line work and/or shading, done with standard word processing software will do the trick.

Way to improve and Perfect Resume writing skills. : 

Way to improve and Perfect Resume writing skills. Show What you Know. Focus on your recent experience that is most relevant to the position at hand. Less relevant and/or dated experience should be either eliminated or briefly summarized.

Way to improve and Perfect Resume writing skills. : 

Way to improve and Perfect Resume writing skills. Be the Honest Player. When people lie or "creatively exaggerate" on their resume, they are almost invariably exposed, sooner or later. Think twice - who really wants to get a job based on a lie(s) and then have to live in fear of eventually being found out?

In Conclusion…. : 

In Conclusion…. We have learned the difference between a Resume and CV, where a CV is just more detailed. University gradates shouldn’t rush through making a resume as it is the most crucial step when applying for a job. Know the correct ways how to attempt to write a resume, be creative use a different formats other than the ones on MS Word. Be Honest in your resumes and do not exaggerate on past work experiences or bias statements as they will be reviewed and if caught can lead to some unbearable consequences that a newly grad does not need on his record.

Class Activity! : 

Class Activity! Winners of the following four questions will receive a treat, and one question per classmate.

Hope You Enjoyed Our Presentation! : 

Hope You Enjoyed Our Presentation!