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BUILDING YOUR CAREERCrafting a ProfessionalResume and Cover Letter
Educational preparation:What are your three strongestskills as a student?What is your strongestsubject?What was your highest markin a course?What will your credentials be?What academic awards haveyou won?Do you speak any otherlanguages?
Work experience:What verb best describes themain activity of your recentjob(s)?What specific skills have youdeveloped through your jobs?Which job do you feel youwere/are best at?What skill(s)lead to this success?Howcould you prove this?
Extracurricularactivities:Have you ever been avolunteer?Why or why not?If you have volunteered, whatskills did you gain from theexperience?What do you do in your sparetime that might make you anattractive job candidate?
Know Yourself1)Identify your interests andgoals2)Evaluate yourqualifications3)Choose a career path andjob objective and beconfident!
How organizations prefer tofind new employees:Someone from within the organization orSomeone from within the organization orcompany, or recommended by a currentcompany, or recommended by a currentemployeeemployeeSomeone from a high-level job from aSomeone from a high-level job from asearch firmsearch firmSomeone from an employment agencySomeone from an employment agencySomeone from an unsolicited resumeSomeone from an unsolicited resumeSomeone from a newspaper adSomeone from a newspaper ad12345
What is a resume?What is a resume?
Contact InformationProvide your full contact informationObjective/ Skills BioAn overview paragraphIdentify your detailed objective in response tothe job adProfessional experienceHighlighting your skills and resultsEducationSkillsCustomize to what is listed in the job postingAwards/Achievements
SURVEY on the IMPORTANCE ofRESUME ITEMS and FORMATSCanadian Association of Personnel Administrators, 2001RESUME ITEM199019952000Name, address, telephone number100100100Degree/diploma & name ofinstitution100100100Titles of jobs held9999100Names of previous employers9897100Special aptitudes, skills909195Job, career objective738492% of respondentswho consideredresume itemsimportant
Emphasizes what you did using a time lineStart with most recent events and listothers in reverse chronologyInclude degrees, job titles, datesUse when:Your education and experience are a logicalpreparation for the position for which you’reapplyingYou have impressive job titles, offices, or honoursYou have shown good and steady progress toyour current position.

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