Resume Tips in 4 pages

Resume Tips in 4 pages - Writing A Resume Tips for success...

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Writing A Resume Tips for success Purpose of a Resume Your resume is a marketing tool that highlights your experience and strengths. The main purpose of a resume is to convince an employer to invite you for an interview. The key to writing an effective resume is to write it with the employer in mind by focusing on what you would bring to the workplace. Required Sections of a Resume Contact Information Include your name, full mailing address (list both permanent and local addresses, along with effective dates, if you will be moving soon), phone number, and email address. Your name should be the largest item on the page. Education High school information SHOULD NOT appear on a professional resume unless it is extremely relevant to the position for which you’re applying. List educational experiences in reverse-chronological order (from most recent to oldest). For each educational experience, include: o The name of the institution. o The city and state where the institution is located. o The degree you will earn. Spell out the degree (for example, "Bachelor of Arts"); do not use abbreviations. o The month and year you earned (or will earn) the degree. o Your major(s), minor(s), and concentrations. GPA is optional, and can enhance a resume if it is 3.0 or higher (based on a 4.0 scale). Consider including relevant coursework or training (if it is specific to your objective) in this section. Add any study abroad experiences, including the name of the institution, dates, and coursework. If you personally financed more than 50% of your education by working during school or from awarded scholarships (not loans), you may want to mention it in this section. Experience Include full-time, part-time, volunteer, internship, cooperative, laboratory, and clinical experiences relevant to your field, whether they were paid or unpaid. List experiences in reverse-chronological order (begin with most recent experience and work backward) and include: o The name of the organization (for example, the name of the company for which you worked). o The city and state where the organization is located. o Your title at the organization (for example, "assistant manager" or "volunteer"). o The start and end dates of your experience (include month and year). Describe each experience. You may include the duties of the position, but your resume will be more effective if you stress the skills you used and the accomplishments you achieved. Focus on transferable skills, such as communication, analysis, research, leadership, and teamwork. Research shows that employers much prefer bullets to paragraphs. Use bullets to make your resume easy to
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course PSY-P 199 taught by Professor Vlachos during the Spring '08 term at Indiana.

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