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Your Resume - From Average to Awesome

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Your Resume: From Average to Aw Your R Average Tips to create an acc By wesome (2009 Edition) Resume: Fro e to Awesom complishment driven and results resume y Derek A. Guffin, M.S. 1 om me s oriented
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Your Resume: From Average to Awesome (2009 Edition) 2 Table of Contents I. Objective Section ………...……………………………………………………… 3 square4 The purpose of an objective statement square4 Examples of poor objective statements from former students square4 A general template to use when constructing an objective statement square4 Examples average objective statements to awesome objective statements II. Experience Section …...…………………………………………………………..5 square4 Principles to use as guidelines square4 Examples of how to construct accomplishment statements square4 Examples of how to quantify and qualify achievements square4 Examples of how to communicate results and initiatives III. Cover Letters …...……………..………………………………………………..…11 square4 Principles to use as guidelines when constructing a cover letter square4 Paragraph one: self introduction square4 Paragraph two: why you vs. someone else for the job square4 Paragraph three: closing and initiating the follow up strategy
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Your Resume: From Average to Awesome (2009 Edition) 3 I. OBJECTIVE SECTION The Purpose of the Objective Statement The purpose of an objective statement is to convey to the reader the professional objectives of the sender, as related to a specific opportunity. This concise, written statement typically answers the question ‘Why are you sending an employer your resume?’ The firm Robert Half Finance and Accounting (2008) offers a few thoughts on how to use an objective statement to your advantage. “Lead with an objective. At the top of your resume, include a short statement outlining your career goals and the type of position you are looking for, along with two or three credentials that qualify you for the role. Concentrate on the value you can bring to the company and what it will gain from hiring you, not the expectations you have of the position. In other words, mention that you are a "detail-oriented accounting professional and team player" rather than "seeking position in a relaxed, congenial environment." Examples of Poor Objective Statements (all from former UF business students) a) Seeking a summer internship with the Siemens corporation b) Seeking a full-time position in the real estate industry as a realtor c) To obtain an entry-level position in copy writing with a special interest in technical brands d) To immerse myself in a financial-based internship in a dynamic corporation where I can experience world class business operations, particularly in international business and the finance environment e) To find a full time job in a retail environment where I can use my management skills by working with people and serving customers Why Are These Examples Bad Objective Statements?
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