_4 Resumes & Cover Letters, Spring1,'10

_4 Resumes & Cover Letters, Spring1,'10 - Resumes &...

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Class # 4 Betty Hazlett [email protected]
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Resumes
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What is a Resume? 30-second infomercial Marketing brochure Door opener Guide for interview questions It should: summarize your qualifications and values highlight the history of your experiences and accomplishments
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Functions of a Successful Resume Marketing document designed to sell yourself Attract attention to your skills, strengths, accomplishments, and career plans Readers should be encouraged to want to learn more – Get the interview! Interview preparation tool Self-assessment tool
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First impression matters Simple, concise, visually appealing Polished, appropriate use of white space Error-free (spelling, grammar) Action-oriented – good use of action verbs Quantifiable results Avoid jargon (course numbers, etc) Less is more; leave out unnecessary words or phrases Appropriate use of industry specific language Remember the Fundamentals
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Factors For Success First Impression Appearance Resume Sections Career Goal Accomplishments Relevance Writing Style
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Should attract attention to your skills, strengths,  accomplishments, and your career plans Readers should be encouraged to want to learn  more A smart resume is a strong marketing document  to  SELL YOURSELF A Smart Resume…
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Length: one page Font size: 10 – 12 point  Reverse chronological format Clean appearance White Space Minimize bolding, italics and  capitalization Emphasize what is most  important Bullet points – consistency Error-free Format, Appearance, and Style
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General Rules Contact info: current and permanent, cell, home, email address (Ivy Tech and other – must be professional, i.e. do NOT use hotstuff1983@. .. create a new one if you have to!) Consistency is VERY important--be consistent in format, with date representation, with tenses, etc. Don’t ever misspell ANYTHING!! Use “Power” words and ”Action” verbs Use business terminology only when appropriate Well-written Templates are great, but you must make it your own!
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Things to Consider: First Impression | Appearance | Resume Sections | Relevance Creating Competitive Resumes
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Be relevant Be brief Be consistent in layout and writing style Highlight information Avoid pronouns Use of verb tenses Emphasize skills Be conscious of image Chronological format Competitive Resume Guidelines
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Possible Sections of Resume Necessary Contact information *Objective Experience Education Optional Skills/Abilities Interests Personal Profile Certifications/licenses References
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Contact Information Design it like a letterhead Use clear, bold, large font Name Current and permanent address Telephone/cell number with area code E-mail address Use a clear, bold, large font NO Hyperlinks
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This note was uploaded on 03/03/2010 for the course IVYT 107 taught by Professor Bettyhazlett during the Spring '10 term at Ivy Tech Community College.

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