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Resumes & CoverLettersChapter 8a
Purpose of Résumés and CoverLettersA résumé is a “selfie” for business purposesa written picture of who youThe wordrésumécomes from the Frenchwordrésumé, which means “a summary.”Résumés and cover letters work together torepresent you in the brightest light toprospective employers.
Your Résumé: Purpose andContentsYour résumé is an inventory of youreducation, work experience, job-relatedskills, accomplishments, volunteer history,internships, residencies, and/or more.It’s a professional autobiography in outlineform to give the person who reads it a quick,general idea of who you are.
Elements of YourSuccessful RésuméReverse chronological résumé:lists your job experiences in reverse chronological order—thatis, starting with the most recent job and working backward towardyour first job.includes starting and ending dates, a brief description of the workduties you performed for each job, and highlights of your formaleducation.is the most common and perhaps the most conservative résuméformat.suitable for demonstrating a solid work history, and growth anddevelopment in your skills.may not suit you if you are light on skills in the area you are applyingto, or if you’ve changed employers frequently, or if you are looking foryour first job.Reverse Chronological RésuméExamples
Elements of a SuccessfulRésuméFunctional résumé:is organized around your talents, skills, and abilities (moreso than work duties and job titles, as with the reversechronological résumé).

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