Useful Resume Guide

Useful Resume Guide - Resume Quiz Building a Resume That Gets Attention How long does an employer look at a resume 30 seconds 2 minutes 5 minutes

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1 Building a Resume That Gets Attention Resume Quiz How long does an employer look at a resume? 30 seconds 2 minutes 5 minutes 30 minutes Resume Quiz That‟s right! 30 Seconds! Resume Know-How How do I grab the employer’s attention? Easy to read Logical flow Focused on accomplishments Targeted to reader Intriguing Sample Resumes KEY POINTS – THE DO‟S Clean format that is easy to read/easy to scan. Most important information first. Choose strong headings. Stress results, skills, and accomplishments rather than duties. Write to an outsider. Use consistent tense. Begin sentences with action verbs. Laser print on quality paper. KEY POINTS – THE DON‟TS #1 Resume mistake???? ERRORS!!! Do not include personal information. Avoid personal pronouns. Try to keep it to 1 page Avoid use of abbreviations, slang or jargon. Do not include long wordy paragraphs.
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2 Categories of a Resume Identifying Information Objective Education Experience Skills Activities, Honors, Interests References Identifying Information Name Permanent address Temporary address (if applies) Phone number E-mail address Web sites- be careful Objective A clear, concise statement expressing your goal Gives resume structure Be specific 4 ways to focus Position, Industry, Skills, Long-term goals Sample Objectives To obtain a challenging position in technical sales utilizing my scientific knowledge and communication skills. Seeking an entry level position in
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This note was uploaded on 11/13/2010 for the course ALS 303 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at N.C. State.

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