Good and Bad resumes (2)

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Information about writing an effective resume.

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Resumes The GOOD, bad, and ugly! can you see the difference?:

Resumes The GOOD, bad, and ugly! can you see the difference? Please click on the speaker icon to hear the narration of each slide.

Writing a resume:

Writing a resume Writing a resume is much like writing a paper for school. Every detail contributes – positively or negatively – to your final “grade.” Like teachers, hiring managers look for a cohesive story; persuasive argument, a neat, well organized appearance , and perfect spelling and grammar.

Function:

Function Inform the audience about you in order to accomplish something.

Gathering Information:

Gathering Information Organize information into sections Focus on one section at a time Think about every aspect of your work experience, education, and activities to recognize the significance of everything you have done.

Your Email Address:

Your Email Address Should be straightforward; nothing inappropriate or “ cutsy .” BAD Email Addresses [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] GOOD E mail Addresses [email protected] j [email protected]

Section 1: Personal Information:

Section 1: Personal Information Personal information (normally at the top) Full Name Address Email Address Phone Number

Section 2: Objective:

Section 2: Objective Appropriate when starting out IF you have a job objective otherwise can be left out EXAMPLE To obtain knowledge of the day-to-day work of a business through a part time job Responsible high school graduate seeking part time employment with veterinary hospital to gain experience with animals in preparation for veterinary school Entry level position in sales (or a very simple statement)

Section 3: Professional Experience:

Section 3: Professional Experience BAD Phrases such as “duties included. . .” List of extracurricular or volunteer work GOOD Descriptions of responsibilities should begin with action word Focus on accomplishments not duties

High School Activities With many students, work experiences are limited, high school activities can sometimes better highlight your interests and abilities. :

High School Activities With many students, work experiences are limited, high school activities can sometimes better highlight your interests and abilities. Any work experience ( part-time, summer or volunteer work ) Highlight any skills learned in high school activities Special camps/workshops completed over the summer Special distinctions (Valedictorian , Eagle Scout, etc .) Certifications you earned in high school

Activities outside of school:

Activities outside of school Your interests outside of school will help strengthen your resume also.

EXAMPLE::

EXAMPLE: If you are an athlete, your participation can show you are a team player, disciplined, and physically fit. Team player Handles pressure well Coachable and willing to learn Great sense of discipline Strong work ethic Self motivated Understands the importance of time management Job Skills  

Education:

Education BAD Reynolds Middle School, 2011 PHS, 2014 GOOD Prosper High School - Prosper, Texas High School Diploma, May 2014 It's appropriate to mention academic honors or extracurricular leadership roles Can add GPA if over 3.0

Formatting a Resume:

Formatting a Resume Remember White space is important Be consistent with your style Remove hyperlinks (examples: email addresses/web sites) Use bulleted list - this makes it easier to read Font size 10-12 pt in Times New Roman, Arial, or Calibri for readability

Form:

Form Resumes need to look a certain way. This is considered their form. If a resume does not look like a traditional resume, the reader may be confused and think the writer is not educated about writing proper resumes.

Effectiveness:

Effectiveness Has a clear purpose that shows why you are writing it Is visually appropriate and appealing, or easy to read Includes all the necessary information about the writer Is grammatically correct with no errors in punctuation or spelling

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