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GENTECH 2PW3Career Marketing: Resume
What Type of ResumeFormat?One that grabs the attention ofrecruiter!Needs to pass the 10-20 secondrecruiter scanThe top 1/3 of your resume is thekey real estate of your careermarketing documentResume Format Type:It depends on the personal preference oftherecruiter, your career stage and type ofindustry
Resume format forCoop Opportunities?Chronological Format:Coop employers typically prefer thistype of resume – easy to scan.Education, relevant skills, andother information are listed first asthis is your most recenttechnical/career accomplishmentsyou have to offer. after yourexperience.Employment listed next in reversechronological order with yourcurrent, or most recent job, first
Other CareerResumeFormatsFunctional Format:Emphasis on what you know, andwhat you've accomplished, ratherthan where you've worked.This allows the reader to see all ofthe skills, accomplishments, andqualifications of the job applicantpresented in a logical format.Recommended for highlightingspecific skills & organizationalresults for senior position careeropportunities
Other CareerResumeFormatsCombination Format:Starts with a functional resumeformat that allows the reader to seethe skills, accomplishments, andqualifications of the job applicant.2nd page is a reverse chronologicalordering of your career workexperiences.Generally used for a radical careerchange, as this format placesemphasis on achievements andskills first, rather than pointing outthat this is a big change in yourcareer path.
Resume Organization1.Header2.Qualification Summary3.Education4.Academic AwardsScholarships/Honours5.Additional Relevant Skills6.Work/Volunteer Experience7.ExtracurricularActivities/Interests
Resume HeaderHeader can be used for your resume, cover letterand references(as your own personal letterhead)Your name needs to bebiggerandbolderso that it stands outNeed to include an email address (professional sounding) –for Co-op positions, use your McMaster emailTelephone number:include area code e.g. (905)143-4560Identify if cell/mobile number – Example: Mobile: (123) 555-5555Remember to haveprofessional voice message on mobilephonePermanent address and current address (while attending school) –list both, if different
Career Profile SectionThis is where you can customize your resume tothings that are relevant to the position your areapplying for. Remember the 10-20 second rule !State whatyou can dofor an employer, not whatyou want an employer to do for you -“Don’t sayto gain experience”Should be 3-5 bullet pointsoutlining your mostrelevant strengths for the specific position you areapplying for –read & map to the job ad!Also can be called: Summary of Qualifications orHighlights of Qualifications.

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