English 354_Resume_2009

English 354_Resume_2009 - English 354: RESUMES General...

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English 354: RESUMES General Principles : Both the cover letter and resume function like a sales proposal: You are selling yourself, your skills and experience, to a potential employer. The employer has needs that must be met, and your ability to satisfy those needs is the fundamental criteria for your employment. This means that in designing your resume you must think of the job from the prospective of the employer at all times. Your main objective in writing a resume is to get a job interview. The results of interview will determine whether you get the job. In creating your resumes, you should remember that they serve one other purpose: They are useful to employers in conducting the interview. What you write in both the cover letter and resume will be one major source of information that the employer will use in the interview. A good cover letter and resume will help make the interview process successful. Principle #1: Get Organized Now is the time to assess your education and experiences, and to get it down on paper. For most new college graduates, a chrono-functional resume is the best format to use. This type of resume offers employer information on your capabilities, as well as your education, work experience, and interests. Generally, there are six parts to this design, which will help you organize your “life”: 1. Contact Information: Give name, address, and phone numbers, as well as email address. 2.
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