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Chapter 14Résumé PackageWhenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell ’em,“Certainly I can!” Then get busy and find out how to do it.Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919)Visitfor addedpractice, activities, assessment, and videos.Objectives• Identify the steps for building a résumé package• Write a career objective or personal profile• Distinguish between afunctional résuméandachronological résumé• Identify personalsoft skills, job-specificskills,andtransferable skills• Create a winningrésumé• Write acover letterHow-Do-You-RateTest your resume expertise1.Paper résumés are not necessary in today’s electronic age.2.Career objectives are used on all resumes.
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Test your resume expertise3.Unique skills such as being bilingual or serving in the military can lead todiscrimination and should not be listed on a formal résumé.4.Using a word-processing résumé template is best when creating a résumé.5.If I have a job gap on my résumé it is acceptable to make up a job to fill ingap.If you answered “true” to at least two questions, use the information and tools in this chapter to improve your chances of creating and utilizing a winning résumé.Building Your Résumé PackageBefore an employer meets you, they first view your résumé package. A résumé package includes a résumé and a cover letter. Your résuméneeds accents package needs to efficiently and effectively sell your skills and communicate how your attributes are unique compared to those of all the other candidates vying for your target job. résumé is a formal written profile that presents a person’s knowledge, skills, and abilities to potential employers. Your résumé is an important job search tool that should be continually updated throughout your career. You may not be planning to find a new job or get promoted today, but a time will come when a current résumé is needed. Do not wait until that time to create or update your résuméAs you increase your job skills and accomplishments, add these new skills and experiences to your résumé.
When you begin to create your résumé, you will quickly discover that there are various types of résumés and résumé formats. You may also receive conflicting advice as to how the perfect résumé should look and what it should include. The appropriate type of résumé used depends upon your work experience. A well-written résumé makes it easy for potential employers to quickly and easily identify your skills and work experience.This chapter will present the tools for creating a professional résuméand cover letter. As you go through the process of constructing your résumé package, make every word, the visual presentation, and the information sell your skills and career accomplishments. There are five steps toward building a winning résumé:Step One:Career Objective/Personal ProfileStep Two:Gathering InformationStep Three:Proper LayoutStep Four:

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